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- Feb 17 201716 minutes
Putin’s Middle East Dream: The Russia Takeover
Russia is clawing its way back to being a superpower—at the expense of U.S. influence and prestige.
- Feb 13 20175 minutes
Erdogan’s Empire State of Mind
His autocratic turn is transforming the secular state founded by Ataturk | “We have broken feelings against our friends and allies, so we will change Turkey”
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?
JARED MALSIN /ISTANBUL TURKEY’S PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN already enjoys almost unchecked power, after surviving an attempted military coup in July 2016 and carrying out a vast clampdown on his opponents. Now the Turkish public is set to vote i
- Feb 13 20173 minutes
Big Gas Finds, Bigger Political Problems
Egypt, Israel, and Cyprus are sitting on untapped fuel | “Either everybody rises or everybody falls”
- Jan 23 20174 minutes
Trump’s New World Order Puts Nation Over Globe
IN THE WEST, ELITES ARE UNDER ATTACK. AS MANY OF THE world’s most influential political and business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, they will surely discuss, in public and private, how much things have changed since th
- Dec 23 201615 minutes
Inside the Conflict Zone
The president-elect is issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from U.S. foreign policy, and benefit his family’s corporate empire.
- Dec 19 201610 minutes
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
A FAILED COUP LEFT THE TURKISH PRESIDENT EVEN MORE POWERFUL
- Dec 27 201628 minutes
Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president-elect as he prepares for the nation’s highest office
- Jan 16 20171 minute
Turkey Remains In The Crosshairs As A New Year Dawns
JARED MALSIN THE PARTYERS WHO WENT TO Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on New Year’s Eve had hoped to celebrate the end of a year marked by violence and upheaval in Turkey and across the Middle East. Barely an hour after the clock marked 2017’s arrival, a
- Feb 20 20176 minutes
There Is No American 'Deep State'
Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.
- Aug 1 20165 minutes
Turkey's Long Night of the Soul
Thousands of Turks take to the streets of Istanbul in the early hours of July 16 to protest the attempted coup
- Dec 20 20163 minutes
'Russia Through Turks' Eyes'
One killing and its backdrop of tension and violence
- Dec 28 20169 minutes
The 10 Most Significant World Events in 2016
And how they’ll reverberate in the coming year
- Jan 9 20173 minutes
The Purge That’s Paralyzed Turkey
The hunt for coup sympathizers has slammed the economy | “They won’t let me leave, and nobody here will dare employ me”
- Jan 2 20173 minutes
ISIS Ends Its Separate Peace With Turkey
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
- Dec 19 20165 minutes
What Are Turkey and Russia Doing in Syria?
Some background on the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara
- Jan 6 20172 minutes
Ranked: Twitter Wars That Came a Little Too Close to Real Wars
When Twitter fingers could be trigger fingers
- Sep 15 20163 minutes
Leading in Times of Chaos
TURKEY’S ABORTED COUP IS THE LATEST CHALLENGE FOR GÜLER SABANCI.
- Aug 22 20162 minutes
Turkey and Russia Get Closer—and Worry the West
LAST NOVEMBER, TURKEY SHOT DOWN A Russian fighter jet near the country’s border with Syria, provoking fears in Western capitals that Ankara and Moscow might stumble into conflict. Russia then imposed sanctions that badly damaged Turkey’s economy, and
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Europe’s Turkey Problem
EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE E.U. reached a deal with Turkey to slow the flow of refugees. As a condition, the E.U. promised to allow Turks visa-free travel to Europe in exchange for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s promise to observe principles of democra
- Jul 18 20164 minutes
With Another Civilian Attack, ISIS's War on Turkey Intensifies
BOMBS RIPPED THROUGH THE BUSY AIRPORT TERMINAL. Gunfire echoed. Hundreds of travelers and airport workers ran in terror, while others dived for cover. Blood spilled on the floor as screaming ambulances outside parted stunned crowds. Although no grou
- Jan 3 20174 minutes
The Atlantic Daily: Turning Points
ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting at a Turkish nightclub, Congress gutted and revived the Office of Congressional Ethics, Trump’s transition team lagged behind schedule, and more.
- Jan 23 20176 minutes
What Trump Could Mean for Journalism
How reporters around the world cover leaders hostile to them
- Dec 21 20163 minutes
Russian Ambassador to Turkey's Assassination: A Bullet from Aleppo?
A Russian opposition politician fires a rare volley of dissent regarding his country's involvement in the war in Syria.
- Jan 10 20173 minutes
Will 2017 Be a Better Year for Turkey's Media?
Turkey's government continues to conflate journalism it doesn't like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.
- Jan 24 20171 minute
Azerbaijan's Last Rail Stop Before Nagorno Karabakh Is a Quiet Place, When It Isn't Getting Hit by Shells
Welcome to Kocharli: the end of the line.
- Jan 3 20173 minutes
Mistaken Identity?: Kyrgyzstan's Name Tarnished in Attack on Istanbul Nightclub that Killed 39
Whatever the truth, the damage to the little-known country's image has already been done.
- Jan 5 20173 minutes
Outspoken Fashion Designer Arrested By Turkish Authorities
The arrest of a public figure like Şansal, who is unaffiliated with any political party, has other government critics fearing they could be next.
- Dec 20 20163 minutes
A Most Unsettling Year for Turkey
The country continues to descend into uncertainty following the assassination of the Russian ambassador.
- Jan 6 20176 minutes
Turkey Discovers Syrian Artists
After centuries of common history and decades of separation, Syrian artists are permeating the Turkish art scene, creating important institutions and networks for both themselves and the host community.