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June 25, 2018

Turkey
A supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds his picture in front of a Turkish flag, in front of Turkey's ruling AK Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. June 24, 2018. Turkey’s Elections: Partially Free, Fair, and Fake

It should not be a surprise except to the most hopeful that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again president of Turkey and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will enjoy an effective parliamentary ma…

March 17, 2017

Turkey
BP03172017 Five Myths About Turkey

No, its president isn’t a dictator, and the country isn’t secular.

May 24, 2018

Turkey
Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System Turkey Could Use a Few More Reserves, and a Somewhat Less Creative Banking System

Turkey’s currency initially rallied after the central bank raised interest rates yesterday. Perhaps a bit more orthodoxy is all it will take to restore a modicum of stability to Turkey’s markets. The…

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Trump Erdogan Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

October 27, 2010

Turkey
Turkey Being Turkey Turkey Being Turkey

I am back from Turkey. Great trip except for the exceedingly large man sitting next to me on the flight from Istanbul to London. That was uncomfortable. Last June, I wrote about the divergence…

January 24, 2018

Turkey
ErdoganTurkeyAfrin The Entirely Rational Basis for Turkey's Move Into Syria

Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.

January 11, 2018

Turkey
Play Turkey A Look Inside Turkey

Speakers provide an update on Turkey's domestic politics, the challenges the country faces after the coup, and the likely future of Turkey's foreign and economic polices with the United States.

January 20, 2015

Turkey
Turkey Jerky_2 Turkey Jerky

Since the outbreak of the Gezi Park protests, which began in May 2013, there has been an inordinate amount of commentary in the newspapers of record, opinion magazines, policy journals, and blogs abo…

November 26, 2012

Turkey
OverdoneTurkey Overdone Turkey

The excerpt below is from an article originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. I look forward to reading your comments. One day before announcing Wednesday, Nov…

January 27, 2012

Israel
Turkey and Hamas

Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran? One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…