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.
Which faction of Turkey's ruling party will emerge the strongest after the Istanbul protests?
The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
Turkey's bombastic prime minister has convinced himself that just because he wins elections, he can govern the country all by himself.
Has the government of Prime Minister Erdogan finally succumbed to the authoritarian impulses that doomed so many other Turkish leaders before him?
How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?
Will embracing the Kurds make Turkey's prime minister the country's most influential figure since Ataturk?
Some free advice for my MENA friends.
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he can singlehandedly solve the world's most intractable problems. But will President Obama even let him try?
Can John Kerry travel all the time and still be a great secretary of state?
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.
Realpolitik is no answer to the challenges posed by the Arab Spring.
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?
It’s time for the United States to do what is necessary to bring down Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
For the sake of Syrian lives, John Kerry’s got to play hardball with Moscow.
As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.
Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?
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.
Turkey is now a solidly middle-income state. But there are still plenty of roadblocks on the path ahead.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
Can the new Turkish-Russian nuclear plant be a model for safe energy, or will it be an environmental and proliferation risk?