Amberin Zaman

Turkish soldiers from the First Border Regiment Command run drills at a military outpost on the Turkey-Syria border in Kilis, Turkey, March 2, 2017. (photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Ankara sends reinforcements into northern Syria

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Turkish troops have entered northern Syria, sparking fears of a coalition-undermining attack on Syrian Kurdish forces.

Ankara voices cautious support as Turkish troops arrive in Doha

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

A top foreign policy adviser to the Turkish president has publicly defended Qatar in the same breath as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, while mixed signals from the US administration appear to have caught everyone off guard.

Kurds no safer after US shoots down Syrian jet

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Though Syrian Kurds are widely celebrating the US downing of a regime fighter jet, their ally's move has made them a bigger target than ever.

Opposition MP joins other lawmakers in Turkish prison

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

Republican People’s Party member Enis Berberoglu has joined several other imprisoned lawmakers, convicted of revealing state secrets surrounding the MIT truck scandal of 2014.

Turkish crackdown snares Amnesty International chair

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Amberin Zaman , Columnist

The Turkish government has arrested and charged the local Amnesty International chair with membership in the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terror Organization even as the rights group monitors political repression in the country.

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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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