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We must not underestimate the importance of the crackdown in Turkey following the failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ten days ago.  Although democratically elected, Erdogan...
Jews

Tragic word out of Istanbul that the deputy mayor of Şişli, a district in central Istanbul home to many of the hotels favored by Western...
Turkey

Turkey is entering an extraordinarily difficult period. Whoever was responsible for last Friday’s coup attempt—Gülenists, Kemalists, or Erdoğan himself—the end result is clear: President Recep...
turkey

Word out of Turkey is that the alleged coup leader was Mehmet Dişli, a two-star general who happens to be the brother of Saban Dişli,...
Turkey

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...
Turkey

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,...
Turkey

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...
turkey

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...
turkey

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...
ISIS

The terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, attributed to but not claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh), made international headlines. More than 40...
Turkey

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...
Benjamin Netanyahu

Most pundits and foreign policy establishment types have long put down Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a shallow politician without wisdom or vision. This enables...