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With the full might of the Turkish State apparatus and full control of the media, Erdogan secured a victory from just a little over half the population. A few points up or down doesn’t change the big picture.

  • Jun 25, 2018

The Turkish economy is in trouble — the lira has depreciated almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year — and there is a growing opposition to the personality-cult Turkey’s strongman wants to build.

  • Jun 12, 2018

The absurdity of life in Turkey may be a natural outcome of the authoritarian drift at the top.

  • Apr 23, 2018

Turkey was once the poster child for Muslim democracy.

  • Mar 22, 2018

The Kurdish conflict is also at the heart of the demise of Turkish democracy.

  • Feb 5, 2018

Jerusalem is little more than a narrative tool used by political interests around the world.

  • Dec 21, 2017

The Arab Spring has become a joke.

  • Nov 22, 2017

A forever fight with Kurds everywhere all the time will rattle Turkey in more ways than one.

  • Oct 2, 2017

A dispatch from the topsy-turvy world of the Turkish media.

  • Sep 6, 2017

Qatar is hardly the partner that Turkey needs.

  • Jun 22, 2017
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