Turkey

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 |

Dispatch

How the War in Syria Has Helped to Inspire Turkey's Protests

The anti-Erdogan protesters in Turkey have many grievances - but the prime minister's record of support for the Syrian rebels may turn out to be the most explosive.

Sophia Jones |

Argument

Wings of Change

Which faction of Turkey's ruling party will emerge the strongest after the Istanbul protests?

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Turkey’s Secular Awakening

The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.

Whit Mason |

Dispatch

How Not to Win Friends and Influence the Turkish People

Turkey's bombastic prime minister has convinced himself that just because he wins elections, he can govern the country all by himself.

Mustafa Akyol |

Argument

How Democratic Is Turkey?

Not as democratic as Washington thinks it is.

Steven A. Cook |

Dispatch

Here's What You Need to Know about the Clashes in Turkey

Has the government of Prime Minister Erdogan finally succumbed to the authoritarian impulses that doomed so many other Turkish leaders before him?

Firat Demir |

Argument

It’s a Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Be a Reporter There

How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?

Christophe Deloire |

Argument

Erdogan's Great Gamble

Will embracing the Kurds make Turkey's prime minister the country's most influential figure since Ataturk?

John Hannah |

Terms of Engagement

The One-Man Show

Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he can singlehandedly solve the world's most intractable problems. But will President Obama even let him try?

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

Road Warrior

Can John Kerry travel all the time and still be a great secretary of state?

David Rothkopf |

Feature

Syrian Spillover

An interactive map tracking the internationalization of Syria's civil war.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Slow Apology

Why did it take so long for Israel to say sorry for the flotilla raid?

Suzanne Nossel |

Feature

The Jihadist from Phoenix

Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.

Greg Tepper |

Argument

Zero Problems in a New Era

Realpolitik is no answer to the challenges posed by the Arab Spring.

Ahmet Davutoglu |

Dispatch

A Government in Search of a Country

Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?

Justin Vela |

Argument

Ending the Syrian War

It’s time for the United States to do what is necessary to bring down Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. |

Argument

The Russia Gambit

For the sake of Syrian lives, John Kerry’s got to play hardball with Moscow.

Christopher S. Chivvis |

Dispatch

Give Me Shelter

Syrians brave bombs and bullets to deliver aid to their war-torn country.

Justin Vela |

Argument

The First Rule of Drone Club

The bad lessons Turkey learned from Obama's war from above.

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Suiting Up

What the United States is doing to prepare for chemical war in Syria.

R. Jeffrey Smith, The Center for Public Integrity |

Dispatch

Syrian Purgatory

As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.

Steven Sotloff |

Dispatch

Paris Murder Mystery

Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?

Eric Pape |

Argument

Turkey's Deal With the Devil

For decades, Turks have vilified Abdullah Ocalan as a terrorist. But he may be the only man who can bring an end to their country's bloody conflict with the Kurds.

Piotr Zalewski |

Argument

Moving On Up

Turkey is now a solidly middle-income state. But there are still plenty of roadblocks on the path ahead.

Hilton L. Root |

Argument

Missile Creep

Was giving Patriots to Turkey a step toward war in Syria?

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Overdone Turkey

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown.

Steven A. Cook |