Türkei, Turkey

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

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, …

Turkey

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

Türkei in Syrien: Erdogan riskiert 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

Author: Mustafa Akyol<p>On June 31, Mehmet Gormez, a Turkish cleric who headed the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), a government department …

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

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Middle East

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

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

Turkey

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

<i>This is the second in a series of stories from Al-Monitor correspondent Fehim Tastekin, who is traveling in Syria.</i><p>ALEPPO, Syria — When I finally …

Syria

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 …