Turkey

Latest

How New Is Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’? Article
A pro-Erdoğan supporter holds a Turkish flag during a protest in Istanbul, July 2016. (GettyAris Messinis)

How New Is Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’?

President Erdoğan has clearly expanded the place of Islam in Turkish society, but today's Turkish nationalism has deep historical roots.

Howard Eissenstat

Potential Turkish Military Move on Afrin Risks Wider War Article
People hang Turkish flags in Sugedigi neighbourhood of Hassa district in Hatay, Turkey, on January 19, 2018. (Getty/Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency)

Potential Turkish Military Move on Afrin Risks Wider War

A Turkish military move on Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin could spark fighting between Kurdish and Turkish-backed forces across northern Syria, with disastrous ramifications for all parties.

Max Hoffman

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Turkey Article
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, May 16, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Turkey

Trump’s national security adviser may have pushed to delay a key military offensive against the Islamic State because it would upset Turkey, without revealing that he was on Turkey’s payroll throughout the campaign.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Turkey After the July Coup Attempt Article
A pedestrian passes under a Turkish flag in Istanbul, August 14, 2016. (AP/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Turkey After the July Coup Attempt

The July 15 coup attempt was deeply traumatic for Turkey, but that does not justify President Erdoğan’s many disturbing postcoup actions.

Alan Makovsky

Turkey’s Right Rises Again Article
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AKP celebrate the election outcome in Istanbul on November 1, 2015. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Turkey’s Right Rises Again

President Erdoğan has won a major electoral victory. Now, he must decide whether to continue his strategy of confrontation or move to ease tensions in a polarized country.

Max Hoffman, Michael Werz

Show More