Turkey's Rising Star

Hugh Pope interviewed by Greg Bruno

As Turkey builds up its circle of friends, including those that have fallen out of favor with the West, the International Crisis Group's Hugh Pope says Ankara's influence as a regional and global actor has Washington taking notice.

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Radicalization of a National Dialogue

Author: Steven A. Cook

After almost six years of political stability and democratic progress, the rivalry between President Abdullah Gul and the military establishment has thrown Turkey into turmoil, writes Steven Cook.

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Analysis Brief

Turkey's Iraq Surge

Author: Greg Bruno

Turkish military strikes on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq underscore the ethnic tensions mounting in the region. The unsettled matter of Kirkuk also feeds insecurity.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Old Turks' Revolt

Author: Ömer Taspinar

The ruckus over the election of a religious conservative as Turkey's president has exposed the illiberal nature of Turkish secularism -- as well as the pragmatism of the country's reformed Islamists. Preserving democracy in Turkey by keeping the military out of politics will be a tall order, but the future of the Muslim world's most promising democratic experiment is at stake.

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