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Yesterday, I discussed the theory gaining traction among many Turks that President Erdoğan himself was behind the coup. In that post, I summarized a close...
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The Turkish military’s coup attempt has now failed. Whether or not the conspiracy theories dominant among secular Turks and followers of Fethullah Gülen are true,...
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The coup over and his power entrenched, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is now seeking to leverage his new strength in the diplomatic arena. For close...
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While on its face, the notion that elements in the Turkish military loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan deliberately launched a "fake coup" to justify a...
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Word out of Turkey suggests an attempted coup in progress. While analysis rather than advocacy, I wrote last March about the possibility that a coup...
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There were multiple tragedies that occurred on Tuesday at Ataturk airport in Istanbul. The most immediate concerned, of course, the 41 people who were killed...
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Furious that U.S. envoy Brett McGurk held a meeting inside “Rojava,” the entity which Syrian Kurds administer in northern and northeastern Syria, President Recep Tayyip...
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In the chronicles of Arab-Israeli peacemaking, it’s an episode often forgotten or at best one which today merits a footnote, but, almost a quarter century...
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The situation in Turkey has become increasingly insecure and chilly. Turkey’s press freedom ratings put it in an unenviable club that includes Egypt, Pakistan, and...
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When Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) first took power in 2002, they did so against the backdrop of a banking and financial crisis....
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On December 3, 2009, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a two-hour meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to discuss...
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On the face of it, absolutely not. After all, the Danish cartoon controversy was contrived. It took weeks for violence to erupt after the Danish...