WorldViews: Turkey


Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/31/2014

How Erdogan’s jubilant victory speech targeted his two biggest enemies

Fethullah Gulen and Turkey’s “deep state.“

By Adam Taylor  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fethullah Gulen, G len, Recep Tayyip Erdo an, Turkey

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Turkey’s political crisis isn’t just about Twitter and YouTube. Here are two important factors you should understand.

The “deep state” and the G len movement.

By Adam Taylor  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AKP, Deep State, Erdogan, Fethullah Gulen, G len, Turkey

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/27/2014

By banning YouTube, has Turkey revealed just how damning today’s leaked recording is?

Reportedly a high level discussion of Syria.

By Adam Taylor  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2013

23 photos of the Middle East’s first snowy winter in decades

Dramatic images capture the region’s first major snowfall in decades.

By Max Fisher  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Now we know why Netanyahu wouldn’t apologize for the Gaza flotilla raid

Israel’s relationship with Turkey turns out to be even worse than we thought.

By Max Fisher  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Turkey

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Five astonishing videos from Turkey's protests and crackdowns

A remote-controlled device took this stunning aerial footage of the square.

By Max Fisher  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/17/2013

New poll finds Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan still popular; though support is declining

About half of Turks say their country is moving toward authoritarianism, the survey finds.

By Max Fisher  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013

A shooting in Taksim still echoes for protesters

What happened to Sarısülük?

By Max Fisher  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Here's a video of Turkish protesters singing a song from 'Les Miserables'

How did they get the piano in there?

By Max Fisher  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Poll: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan enjoys high approval ratings, except in Istanbul

The protests and crackdowns don't appear to have dampened his wide public support.

By Max Fisher  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 06/11/2013

This video shows just how serious things are getting in Turkey's protest center

The once-quiet square is now filled with tear gas.

By Max Fisher  |  04:44 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Scenes from Istanbul: What it's like to photograph Turkey's protests

Emine Gozde Sevim on what it's like to be a photojournalist covering protests in her hometown.

By Max Fisher  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The photo that encapsulates Turkey's protests and the severe police crackdown

Why did the police need so many armored men to pepper spray a young woman in the face?

By Max Fisher  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/01/2013

A stunning 90-second video of Turkey's protests

The fast-paced video offers a glimpse inside the demonstrations shaking Turkey.

By Max Fisher  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/31/2013

A guide to what's going on in Istanbul's Gezi Park

More than 100 were injured in clashes that followed Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's rejection of protesters' demands.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Video: Burkina Faso's foreign minister faints in the middle of a press conference

It was clear midway through the public meeting in Ankara that something was wrong.

By Max Fisher  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burkina Faso, Turkey

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Turkish airline, wary of unruly passengers, may ban alcohol on flights from Russia

An Istanbul-based airline says it's had too many incidents with over-imbibing tourists.

By Max Fisher  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Turkey

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Yes, Netanyahu's apology to Turkey is a very big deal

The detente, long sought by Obama, could serve as a practice run for Israeli and Palestinian talks.

By Max Fisher  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel-Palestine, Turkey, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Here's the video of Turkey's prime minister comparing Zionism to fascism

Erdogan doesn't seem to be working too hard on rebuilding ties to Israel.

By Max Fisher  |  05:38 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Turkey

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Today's Reads: Cutting nukes, a defense of targeted killings of Americans

Also: Turkey holds direct negotiations with the PKK after decades of fighting.

By Max Fisher  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Today's Reads, Turkey

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Turkey bombing: What is the DHKP/C terrorist group?

How Turkey-U.S. relations might have played a role in the attack.

By Olga Khazan  |  02:01 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Who loves and hates America: A revealing map of global opinion toward the U.S.

The world, from Europe to Africa to Asia, has a more favorable opinion of the U.S. than you might think.

By Max Fisher  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, America in Context, China, Global trends, Maps, Turkey

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Why the slain PKK activists might have known their killers

A locked door to the Kurdish information center may be a clue

By Olga Khazan  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Turkey

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Who won' the Israel-Gaza conflict?

Short answer: no one. Longer answer: sort of everyone, except for civilians, Mahmoud Abbas, and prospects for long-term peace.

By Max Fisher  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Turkey, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Analysts fear wide-reaching fallout from Israeli strikes on Gaza

Middle East-watchers, never an optimistic bunch, worry about ripple affects across the region.

By Max Fisher  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Middle East, Turkey

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

First day of Spring on horizon, Midwest tornado cleanup and solar storm: Morning roundup

Harrisburg, Ill. and Branson, Mo. tornadoes; North Korea moratorium and Solar Storm

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, North Korea, Turkey, Syria

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Turkey earthquake demolishes hotel, camera catches the fall (Video)

A closed-circut television camera catches the Turkey earthquake

By Melissa Bell  |  01:31 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Turkey earthquake: amid the wreckage, a 2-week-old baby found alive (Photos)

Days after devastating earthquake, a 2-week-old infant is found alive in the wreckage.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Turkey earthquake strikes ethnically divided region

Turkey earthquake reveals tensions among the Kurdish and Turkish people in the region.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Ankara bomb blast: explosion rocks Turkey’s capital (Video)

A car bomb rocked the center of the Turkish capital of Ankara Tuesday afternoon.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Ankara, Turkey, Bomb, Terror Attack