Amberin Zaman


Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units inspect the damage at their headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria, April 25, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/ Rodi Said)

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White House still quiet on Turkish airstrike in run-up to Erdogan visit

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

The general US reactions to Turkish airstrikes in Syria have been loud, but the White House has yet to utter a single rebuke as Turkey's president packs for Washington.

YPG, Turkish forces exchange fire on Syrian border

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

The diplomatic fallout from Turkey’s deadly airstrikes against Kurdish militants is growing as Turkey reacts angrily to US rebukes.

Kurds call on US to set up no-fly zone after Turkish attacks

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Expect US-Turkey tensions to rise after the Turkish air force attacked Kurdish militants in Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeastern Syria just as the US-led coalition presses its offensive against IS in Raqqa.

Erdogan offers 'condolences' during Armenian genocide events

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a message of support to an Armenian genocide commemoration in Istanbul in a radical departure from previous government policy.

Turkey's AKP claims Kurdish support for referendum, Kurds say otherwise

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

As Turkey continues to roil in the aftermath of the referendum, the ruling party is now claiming the Kurds helped President Recep Tayyip Erdogan win in what Kurdish leaders call "blatant disinformation."

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Amberin Zaman is a journalist who has covered Turkey, the Kurds and Armenia for The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times and the Voice of America. She served as The Economist's Turkey correspondent between 1999 and 2016. She was a columnist for the liberal daily Taraf and the mainstream daily Haberturk before switching to the independent Turkish online news portal Diken in 2015. She is currently a public policy scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, where she is focusing on Kurdish issues. On Twitter: @amberinzaman

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