Amberin Zaman

A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units, operating with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), sits inside a vehicle and works on a laptop after the SDF took control of the area from Islamic State militants, in the northern Raqqa countryside, Syria, Nov. 14, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said)

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Turkey, US take Syrian Kurdish battle to Twittersphere

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

CENTCOM retweeting Syrian Kurds' denial of affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers Party has opened a new front in the battle between Turkey and the United States over US support for Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight against the Islamic State.

Ankara riled by US push for Kurdish seat at Syria talks

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

US statements that Syrian Kurds should be included in talks on Syria's future have further agitated Turkish leaders, who are already upset about Washington's coalition with the People's Protection Units.

'Working Journalists Day' adds insult to injury for Turkish press

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

This year's "Working Journalists Day" is a bleak holiday indeed in Turkey, the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

Contentious debate opens on Turkish presidential system

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Although a constitutional amendment to switch the Turkish government to a presidential system looks likely to pass parliament, the outcome of a referendum on the measure is anyone's guess.

Car bomb strikes Turkey's Izmir

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

The Turkish city of Izmir has become the latest target in a spate of terror attacks.

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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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