Turkey Sees Foes at Work in Gold Mines, Cafes and ‘Smurf Village’
Source:New York Times Date:23Jul2017
Don’t let the title fool you, this is rather balanced article about Gulen, his disciples, the post-coup crackdown and its victims or perpetrators. A lot depends on your viewpoint in Turkey.
The West regresses, the East rises, Turkey strengthens, the fight intensifies
Source:Yeni Safak Date:23Jul2017
For Westerners it is very important to understand the mind-set which feeds the decision making process in the AKP government. The article by editor-in-chief of conservative daily Yeni Safak (New
Spotlight: Turkey to launch military operation against Kurds in northern Syria
Action against Afrin is not imminent, but a strong possibility in the future. Ankara is extremely disturbed by widening PKK terror and Syrian Kurdish state-building exercises.
Qatar: How Much Will Blockading Countries Push?
Turkey won’t be able to bring about a resolution to the current crisis, but Erdogan’s visit helps reinforce that Qatar has powerful allies backing it up, another factor that will
How US-Turkey relations have gone from bad to worse
Source:The Hill Date:22Jul2017
One year after the failed coup attempt of July 15, Turkish relations with the U.S. have gone from uneasy and challenging to difficult and strained; a return to the halcyon days of warm relations
Germany overhauls Turkey policy
Source:Deutsche Welle Date:21Jul2017
In Turkey a new dawn always brings a fresh crisis. Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. The new tone together with an
Germany says EU aid to Turkey could be halted over arrests
For anyone who expected improvement in Turko-EU relations, the dream is over. In fact, continued arrests of human rights activists could trigger a new Syrian refugee crisis. How? Read on.
Turkey and Russia bargain for Northern Syria’s future
Source:al Monitor Date:18Jul2017
A Turkish buildup inside Syria is meanwhile reportedly continuing amid widespread speculation over a deal supposedly being cooked up between Turkey and Russia. In sum, Russia is pressuring the
Turkey’s Syria problem escalates
Source:TRT World Date:18Jul2017
Syrian opposition group Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched an offensive against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), also fighting against the regime and Daesh, on Monday in northern Syria as violence
Turkey’s Emboldened Opposition
Source:Project Syndicate Date:15Jul2017
In Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has been working to centralize political power, opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month’s massive