Posts Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The Turkish leader’s party has lost Istanbul, but Erdogan may respond by provoking a foreign policy crisis to consolidate his power.
After 18 years of unchallenged power, the Turkish president finds himself in the middle of several domestic and foreign crises of his own making.
Kurds have established a democratic state in Syria. Can the United States help it survive?
A small detachment of U.S. troops won't protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might.
The Turkish president may get his win next month, but when trouble comes, he'll own it.
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.
The very tools that Erdogan has used to make himself into a sort of modern day Ottoman sultan are backfiring.
Turkey's leader will apparently stop at nothing to centralize power — and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.
If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you'd think.
The latest attacks on journalists and news organizations by corrupt populists are contributing to a global rollback of fundamental rights.