Regions / Turkey
With Assad's fighters vanished from northern Syria, Kurds fight jihadists for the future of Syrian Kurdistan.
Turmoil in Iraq and Syria, along with political developments in Turkey, has created unprecedented opportunity for the Middle East's long-suffering Kurds.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.
The lesson from the streets of Brazil, Turkey, and the Arab world is to avoid underestimating social movements still in their infancy.
Which is more useless? Missile defense or total surveillance?
From nuclear weapons to unicorns.
The broad-based protests against Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan reflect deep-seated resentments over the Islamist leader's increasingly authoritarian governing style.
Turks are feeling steamrollered by Prime Minister Erdogan's development projects.
Turkey is in the process of normalizing its asylum procedures and providing legal assistance for refugees seeking safety within its borders.
Establishing a pro-Western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is an illusion.