Politics


Erdogan's crackdown on enemies just getting started after failed coup

Is the Turkish military "infested" with Gulenists? Iran expects shift in Turkey’s Syria policies after standing by Erdogan; Turkish documents detail Islamic State operations.
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 Al-Monitor Week in Review on July 24

Will Sadrists target US troops in Iraq?

As the United States announced it would send an extra 560 troops to Iraq to participate in the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State control, Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militias threatened to target them.
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 Mustafa Saadoun for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on July 24

US election 2016: Trump seals the deal

Here's what happened on the campaign trail the week of July 18.
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 Reeves Barbour for Al-Monitor on July 24

The triumph of Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade

The large participation of politicians and of figures from the Orthodox-Zionist stream at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade was a victory for liberalism over incitement against the LGBTQ community.
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 Mazal Mualem for Al-Monitor on July 22

Stalled death sentences spur debate in Iraq

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi authorities are under pressure to expedite the execution of terrorism convicts.
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 Mustafa Naser for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on July 22

FaceTime beats WhatsApp in Turkey’s failed coup

Turkey's coup failed because FaceTime and Facebook Live democrats beat the WhatsApp junta.
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 Emre Kizilkaya for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on July 24

Turkey's failed coup reveals 'army within an army'

The detention of about one-third of the upper ranks of Turkey's military following the July 15 coup attempt shows the army had not been a real army for a long time, and it could take decades to rebuild its status.
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 Kadri Gursel for Al-Monitor on July 22

Iranian academics still divided over nuclear deal

As proponents of Iran's nuclear deal point to its achievements, some Iranian academics discuss their criticism of the deal with Al-Monitor.
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 Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on July 22

Will Gadhafi's son be Libya's next leader?

After his release, analysts are debating whether Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late leader Moammar Gadhafi, will be playing a role in Libya’s political scene from the inside or from abroad.
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 Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor on July 22

After approving constitution, what's next for Syria's Kurds?

The Kurds have declared a federation in northern Syria despite continuing objections by the Syrian opposition, while the Syrian Democratic Forces are about to finish the battle to liberate the city of Manbij.
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 Sardar Mlla Drwish for Al-Monitor Syria Pulse on July 22

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