Will Turks give blessing to Erdogan’s autocratic course?

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Ali Bayramoglu, Contributor

Erdogan’s referendum campaign is drowning Turkey in populist and nationalist bluster, but it seems to have little effect in swaying the vote, including in Erdogan’s own conservative base.

Turkey determined to test NATO

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Turkey’s bargaining with Russia for the S-400 air defense system raises a number of military issues, the least of which being that the system is incompatible with NATO's defense structure.

New poll gives Turkish opposition slight edge as referendum nears

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu, Contributor

Opinion polls suggest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is somewhat likely to lose the April 16 presidential referendum that would expand his powers.

Turkey's drive to attract Iranian tourists hits political snags

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Zülfikar Doğan, Contributor

Scrambling to compensate for lost markets, Turkey’s tourism sector aims to attract 2 million tourists from Iran this year, but Ankara’s erratic foreign policy could throw this target into jeopardy.

Is Turkey rattled by Russian-Kurdish deal?

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Fehim Tastekin, Columnist

Turkey may feel its already-tenuous footing in Syria slipping now that Russian troops have arrived in Afrin, after making a pact with the Kurds.

What's behind Erdogan's recent angry outbursts?

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s blustering toward the West seems to have run its course with the exhausted Turkish public; however, it still works to coax Justice and Development Party elites.

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