Türkei, Turkey

By Andrea Müller | Assembling material about Turkey's actual political development.

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin

Ankara's pro-government media are blaming the United States and Russia for delaying Turkey’s move on Kurdish forces in Afrin, which was to begin July …

Syria

In the year since Turkey’s failed coup, democracy has become near dictatorship

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan exploited the crisis to lead a purge against all oppositional voices to rule by decree. It could have all been handled so differently<p>• Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is leader of Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s party<p>Today marks the first anniversary of a heinous attempted coup in …

Turkey

Ankara-Islamic State story emerges between lines of Turkish report

Author: Amberin Zaman<p>Turkey’s Interior Ministry published a 76-page report this week that purports to document its fight against the Islamic State, …

Turkey

Partner Operations in Syria: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

July 10, 2017<p>By Aaron Stein<p>This report is based on a series of interviews with US officials and details two efforts to achieve US objectives to take …

War

Turkey potential spoiler of US-Russian progress on Syria

Author: Week in Review<p><b>Turkey-Iran ties may be getting stronger</b><p>Summary Turkey may find common ground with Damascus and Tehran in its concerns about …

Middle East

Turkey’s main opposition changes focus from ‘secularism’ to ‘justice’

Author: Mustafa Akyol<p>As I was writing these lines, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), was …

20th Century

How Turkey fits into the Qatar puzzle

Author: Giorgio Cafiero<p>After Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar in early June, accusing it of supporting …

Middle East

SDF warns of 'fierce' conflict with Turkey in north Syria

LanguageUndefined Kurdish-led SDF says it has decided to confront Turkish forces and their allies near Afrin enclave after three days of cross-border …

Turkey

New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

Controversy follows Turkey's president wherever he goes. Next stop: Europe.

Turkey

The Turkish economy's mysterious rebound

The Turkish economy's surprise 5% growth rate in the first quarter has stirred controversy, fueled mostly by a new calculation method adopted last …

Budget Deficit

America's Political Gamble in Syria May Not Pay Off

<b>Matthew RJ Brodsky</b><i>Security, Middle East</i> As the Islamic State’s territory continues to shrink in the Middle East, its henchmen and those inspired by …

Turkey

Turkey's Syria gamble: How far will Ankara go?

A new chapter has opened in Turkey’s military operations in Syria and Iraq.<p>It's one whose long term outcome is very difficult to predict, but which …

Auf dem Weg zur Diktatur?

Es handelt sich um eine ausführliche Analyse der Entwicklungen in der Türkei während der bisher 15 Jahre der Vorherrschaft Erdogans. Dabei kommen …

Is another Turkish coup imminent?

On 25 February, the flagship Turkish newspaper Hurriyet published a controversial article with the headline "Unease at the military headquarters", …

Turkey’s Syrian disaster

It’s been over six months since Turkey launched its foray into Syria, Operation Euphrates Shield. Examining the developments, one cannot help but …

How Erdogan is redefining who is a Turk

Author: Pinar Tremblay<p>In the midst of a controversial constitutional amendment process and the possibility of another election or referendum …

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Author: Fehim Tastekin<p><i>This is the second in a series of stories from Al-Monitor correspondent Fehim Tastekin, who is traveling in Syria.</i><p>Summary …

Three reasons the Islamic State is focused on Turkey

Author: Ali Bayramoglu<p>The year 2016 was marked by a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks in Turkey by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the …

Turkish deputy PM on Iraq visit, PKK, Erbil ties, Rojava cantons

<i>Rudaw’s correspondent in Turkey, Kemal Avci, sat down with Turkey’s deputy prime minister and official government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus ahead of</i> …

Turkey's future: The only real choice we can make

<b>ISTANBUL, Turkey –</b> It started as the most traditional of Turkish New Year’s Eve evenings but ended with the shocking, if not entirely unexpected, …

Turkey demands US support for its operation in Syria

Author: Semih Idiz<p>Despite Turkey’s high-profile collaboration with Russia and Iran aimed at ending the Syrian crisis, Turkey’s position in Syria …

What the 'Russian lobby' in Ankara wants

Author: Mustafa Akyol<p>On Dec. 8, veteran Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin published a piece in the Hurriyet Daily News titled “A Scary Scenario in the …

Is Turkey’s fight against Syrian Kurds enabling Assad?

Author: Semih Idiz<p>Turkey’s policy aimed at preventing Syrian Kurds from gaining a swath of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border has totally …

Al-Bab shaping up as more trouble for Turkey

Author: Amberin Zaman<p>Turkey’s efforts to take the critical town of al-Bab with the help of its rebel proxies is running into difficulties amid …

Erdogan’s war on the market economy

Author: Ali Bayramoglu<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shift from a reformist to an authoritarian path has been accompanied by an insistent narrative …

Turkey Maneuvers to Escape Its Dollar Trap

Among Erdogan's ideas to bolster the lira include a concept that, if it works, could lead to a new global reserve.

Are Erdogan’s outbursts undermining Turkey’s interests?

Author: Semih Idiz<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to learn the hard way that the international arena is not a place that will serve his …

Erdogan’s Syria policy hits dead end in Aleppo

Author: Week in Review<p>Cengiz Candar writes, “The fate of Aleppo has the potential to seal the fate of [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan's regime in …

How Turkey plans to lure more Arab tourists

Author: Tulay Cetingulec<p>Turkey has pinned its hopes on Arab tourists to make up for a serious decline in its vital tourism sector, which is …