Turkey

Argument

Turkey's Teflon Don

As new corruption allegations swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, how long can his election mandate protect him?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Dispatch

Buffering

Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly paranoid rule.

Jenna Krajeski |

Dispatch

Sound and Fury on the Bosphorus

As chaos swirls around Turkey's embattled prime minister, can the opposition take advantage?

Lauren Bohn |

Argument

The Empire Strikes Back

Forget just shutting down Twitter, now Turkey's embattled prime minster has taken to denouncing Ottoman sultans.

Nick Danforth |

Christian Caryl

Dropping the Political F-Bomb

Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Turkey's Enemy Within

How Prime Minister Erdogan is dismantling democracy.

Firat Demir |

Report

Iraq's Oil War

By lashing out at Turkey and Kurdistan, Baghdad could make a tense situation worse.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Divorce Istanbul-Style

Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.

Piotr Zalewski |

COLUMN

Déjà Vu and Paranoia in the Deep State

How long can Turkey's democratically elected leader rule by tyranny-of-the-majority?

James Traub |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Iran's Turkish Gold Rush

At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

The End of Erdogan?

Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.

John Hannah |

Argument

Why the Carrot Isn't Working, Either

The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.

Scott Radnitz |

Dispatch

Istanbul's Big Dig

Is there a dark side to Turkey's glittering array of multi-billion-dollar massive infrastructure projects?

Piotr Zalewski |

Gordon Adams

Rebalancing the World Stage

Why America can no longer be both an actor and director.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

The Dangers of Setting the Bar Too High

Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.

Cenk Sidar |

Argument

Thorn in the Side

Why is Turkey sheltering a dangerous Hamas operative?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

The Snake That Eats Itself

Why coups beget coups beget coups.

Daron Acemoglu |

Christian Caryl

The Alchemy of Protest

When do mass political demonstrations work?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

From Turkey to Egypt: The Army Is Not a Solution

Why Turkey's experience of military rule does not offer a hopeful precedent for Egypt.

Ihsan Dagi |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Argument

Censuring the Censors

Why U.S. tech firms that help dictators restrict the Internet need to be held to account.

Ronan Farrow |

Christian Caryl

Beyond the Barricades

From the Amazon to the Nile, the masses are taking to the streets. But will the Great Awakening of 2013 actually lead to change?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Protocols of the Interest Rate Lobby

Whether it's shadowy bankers, America, Israel, or Iran, there's no end to the conspiracy theories spun by the Turkish prime minister's supporters -- and their opponents.

Piotr Zalewski |

Dispatch

The Syrian Supply Chain

Can Turkey arm Syria’s rebels without reaping Assad's blowback?

Justin Vela |

Dispatch

The Strong Man at His Weakest

Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has never had more support -- or a bigger challenge to his rule.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Turkish Tailspin

After weeks of domestic turmoil, is Ankara losing control of the economy?

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Dancing in the Streets

Iranians and Turks are voting with their feet, but are these countries moving in opposite directions?

Barbara Slavin |