Tag Archives: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey and the United States: At Loggerheads

Unlike Trump, Erdogan does know what he wants – but, like Trump, he can’t get there.

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Erdogan’s Futile Yearning for Omnipotence

Turkey has become too diverse demographically, too big economically and too complicated politically for one person to shape in his own image.

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US/Middle East: Power Politics or Amateur Hour?

Assessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

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Erdogan: Sultan of an Illusionary Ottoman Empire

Turkey has no chance to become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday. And it’s all Erdogan’s fault.

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How Turkey and China Undermine Their Future Prosperity

Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.

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Istanbul Bombings: Kurds and Erdogan Playing Political Football

The Besiktas bombing raises important questions about counter-terrorism strategy and truth telling in Turkey.

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Turkey’s Latest Scapegoats: Christians

Is the ruling Islamist-rooted AKP party in Turkey intimidating Turkish Christians?

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Turkey and the Kurds: Violence Is Not the Answer

Erdogan never understood the Kurds’ mindset. He needs to revisit history to see the hardships they have experienced.

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Is Erdogan a Leninist?

The devious art of categorizing all political enemies as “terrorists”

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Turkey’s Totalitarian Democracy

Reflections on the emerging totalitarian form of Islamic democracy.

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