Amberin Zaman


The Sahmaran Hotel is a popular destination for Iranian tourists. Posted March 19, 2012. (photo by Facebook/VanSanatSokak)

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Iranian tourists flock to Turkish border towns

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

While Turkey's tourist industry is affected by Russian and European tourists no longer traveling to its shores in the large numbers seen previously, Iranian tourists party the night away in border towns such as Van.

Ankara's Syrian plan falters as Moscow sets up in Afrin

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Turkey's move to enlist the Russians against the Syrian Kurds is not working out, as both the United States and Russia deepen their ties with the Syrian Kurds and Operation Euphrates Shield appears to have reached the limits of its expansion.

On Nowruz, massive pro-Kurdish rallies flood Turkey's Diyarbakir

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Despite the wide repression their politicians have faced, Turkey's Kurds seem unintimidated as thousands gathered in Diyarbakir to celebrate Nowruz and raise their voices in defiance.

Flynn affair exposes Turkey's 'sloppy' PR efforts

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Though the pro-government Turkish media continues to studiously ignore the affair, the US media is busy probing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to a Turkish businessman who hired him to lobby for Ankara.

Tillerson to woo Turkey during Ankara visit

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a visit to Ankara later this month, as tensions between their two countries persist over US support for Kurdish-dominated groups in Syria.

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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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