Türkei, Turkey

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

Syrien: Krieg um Afrin

Türkische Luft- und Bodenoffensive gegen kurdischen Kanton in Nordsyrien. Abzug von russischen Militärbeobachtern

Pro-Kurdish forces condemn Russian 'betrayal' as Afrin operation continues

Pro-Kurdish forces in northern Syria denounced Russia's "betrayal" on Monday as clashes continued between the People's Protection Units (YPG) and …

Syria

Turkish tanks, forces roll into Syria's Afrin, battle Kurdish militia

Turkey's army and rebel allies battled US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG …

Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's risky gamble could quickly turn sour

Turkish president defies Russia, the US and Bashar al-Assad with assault on Kurds in Syria<p>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Kurdish vendetta has taken a dramatic new twist with the cross-border ground assault on the Afrin enclave in north-west Syria.<p>Defying Russia, the US, and Bashar al-Assad’s regime, …

Syria

Turkish spy chief headed for Erbil, whisper KRG officials

Turkey’s spy chief, Hakan Fidan, is planning to travel to the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil this week, part of a mission to push for the release of …

Turkey

Türkischer Geheimdienst liefert Steilvorlage für Agententhriller

Die Jagd auf den Staatsfeind Nr. 1, Cemil Bayik, und andere MIT-Aktivitäten<p>Es ist eine wunderbare Vorlage für einen spannenden Agententhriller, was …

Pech für Erdogan: PKK deckt MIT-Agenten-Netzwerk auf

Mordbefehle direkt vom MIT? Das Scheitern der Friedensgespräche zwischen türkischer Regierung und PKK-Führung im Jahre 2014 erscheint in neuem Licht

Turkish sports in grip of doping scandals, imported athletes

ANKARA, Turkey — Weightlifting legend Naim Suleymanoglu, who passed away in November at the age of 50 after a serious illness, was Turkey’s top …

Olympics

A gold trader, a president and an Iranian conspiracy: The US case shaking Turkey

It is a rap sheet that has the makings of a film script: corruption at the highest levels of government, bank deals to bust international sanctions, …

President Erdoğan’s main political ally in serious trouble

If President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could nearly secure the approval of the constitutional amendments, …

ANALYSIS: Investor love affair with Turkey may end in tears

The recent war of words between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shows there's no love lost between the two …

Economy

Erdogan riskiert einen Flächenbrand

Präsident Erdogan will einen Kurdenstaat verhindern, dafür bereitet er offenbar einen weiteren Einmarsch in Syrien vor. Er riskiert damit den Bruch …

Why Erdogan fired Turkey’s top cleric

On June 31, Mehmet Gormez, a Turkish cleric who headed the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), a government department that runs more than …

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 …

Ankara

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

A new report by Turkey’s Interior Ministry takes a kindly look at the country's fight against Islamic State.

Islamic State (ISIS)

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 …

Syrian Democratic Forces

Turkey potential spoiler of US-Russian progress on Syria

<b>Turkey-Iran ties may be getting stronger</b><p>US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, briefing reporters on the July 7 meeting between US President Donald …

Mohammad Javad Zarif

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

Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s impressive march from Ankara to Istanbul shows one thing: The CHP is no longer the “state party” that it was throughout the 20th …

Ankara

How Turkey fits into the Qatar puzzle

After Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar in early June, accusing it of supporting extremists and terrorist …

Middle East

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

<b>ISTANBUL, Turkey –</b> Syrian Kurd leaders have warned of "open, fierce confrontation" with Turkish forces in northern Syria, after a third day of …

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 …

Economy

America's Political Gamble in Syria May Not Pay Off

As the Islamic State’s territory continues to shrink in the Middle East, its henchmen and those inspired by the extremist group are increasingly …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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

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 …

Syria

How Erdogan is redefining who is a Turk

In the midst of a controversial constitutional amendment process and the possibility of another election or referendum approaching, Turkey is making …

Turkey