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June 27, 2017

ErdoganParliament Turkey's Identity Crisis

As politicians purposefully polarize their own society for political profit, the result is rage and violence.

March 17, 2017

BP03172017 Five Myths About Turkey

No, its president isn’t a dictator, and the country isn’t secular.

October 27, 2010

Turkey Being Turkey Turkey Being Turkey

I am back from Turkey. Great trip except for the exceedingly large man sitting next to me on the flight from Istanbul to London. That was uncomfortable. Last June, I wrote about the divergence…

September 8, 2017

SCookSFRC Priorities and Challenges in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Steven A. Cook's testimony on U.S.-Turkey relations before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on September 6, 2017.

April 17, 2017

BP04172017 RIP Turkey, 1921–2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum—he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history.

March 23, 2017

Politics and Government
BP03232017 The Deep State Mirage in Turkey

This article was originally published in the Cipher Brief on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

January 20, 2015

Turkey Jerky_2 Turkey Jerky

Since the outbreak of the Gezi Park protests, which began in May 2013, there has been an inordinate amount of commentary in the newspapers of record, opinion magazines, policy journals, and blogs abo…

January 27, 2012

Turkey and Hamas

Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran? One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…

July 10, 2017

TurkeyMarchJustice The Massive Protest Putting Turkey's Erdogan on the Defensive

The March on Justice, organized by opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, puts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bind: He can try to stop it, risking violence, or he can let it go on and wat…

October 2, 2017

Idlib Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria: Making Things Better or Worse?

Syria’s conflict just got more tangled, but there’s some hope in the deal struck by Russia, Turkey and Iran.