Posts Tagged: Kurds
The military can't defeat the Islamic State. We must look instead at the sources of ISIS support.
For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
After the recent Ankara bombing, a reporter on the Turkish resistance becomes a member.
To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.
Most of Turkey’s recent tribulations are the result of President Erdogan’s determination to reverse the outcome of last June’s election that saw his party lose control of the parliament.
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
Under the guise of fighting ISIS, Turkey's president is re-igniting a bloody war with the Kurds for his own political purposes.
In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East's largest stateless minority like pawns. That's a huge mistake.
It's not just liberals that have soured on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It's the country's often overlooked ethnic minorities.