Amberin Zaman


Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran Mohammad Bagheri (R) is welcomed by Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar during his official visit to the Turkish General Staff headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 15, 2017. (photo by AFP/Getty Images)

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Iran army chief's Turkey tour ends in promises of military cooperation

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Regional rivals Turkey and Iran are exchanging visits by top officials, brought together by deeply ingrained fears that Western powers are covertly egging on their respective Kurdish populations to weaken and dismember them.

Turkey squawks as KRG referendum nears

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

As regional and US pressure ramps up on Iraqi Kurds to postpone the independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani seems unlikely to crack.

Turkish, Iranian brass meet in Ankara

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Iran and Turkey's top military leaders are beginning three days of meetings today in Ankara, and coverage so far suggests the two rivals are feeling marginalized and eager to work together to promote their shared interests.

Turks spooked by 90s-style disappearances

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

The dark days of Turkey in the 1990s could be creeping back as at least four men have gone missing under similar suspicious circumstances in Ankara since March.

US pushes back on Turkish media claims about Syrian Kurds

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

US Embassy in Ankara refutes fevered claims about aid deliveries to Syrian Kurds.

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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. On Twitter: @amberinzaman

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