Putin has Turkey exactly where he wants it: As an upset NATO ally willing to break ranks with the alliance’s stance toward Russia.
Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.
How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the U.S. recognize that he is a threat to Western strategic interests?
The country’s leader since 2003 has been adept at evading term limits or restarting the clock on them.
Turkey’s culture of impunity continues to make Christians an attractive target for hate crimes.
The Turkish President only knows one loyalty — to himself. Little wonder Erdogan acts like a congenital flamethrower in international relations.
Most Iranians live in cities. Protests are no longer confined to Tehran and other big cities, as the move to small cities is changing the landscape of protests.
As the primary source of tourists visiting Turkey shifts from Europe to the Middle East, a 150 year-long era comes to a close.
Violations of the free press and of human rights demand that the West reevaluate its relationship with Turkey.