Posts Tagged: AKP
After 18 years of unchallenged power, the Turkish president finds himself in the middle of several domestic and foreign crises of his own making.
The Turkish president may get his win next month, but when trouble comes, he'll own it.
Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.
Shifting alignments in the aftermath of the failed coup could bring peace to Yemen and Syria—but only if regional leaders can agree on some rules.
For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences.
Turkish President Erdogan has created a cult of personality in which he is the ultimate protection against the chaos he plans.
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.
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.
It's not just liberals that have soured on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It's the country's often overlooked ethnic minorities.