PKK under pressure in Iraq's Kurdistan Region

Turkey is continuing its attacks on the Kurdistan Workers Party as a senior Iraqi Kurdish military official hints the group may be wearing out its welcome.

Shelly Kittleson | | Sep 18, 2020
al-monitor A Kurdish peshmerga fighter carries her weapon while walking in the foothills of the Qandil Mountains located along the Iraq-Iran border, May 5, 2006. Photo by ALI AL-SAADI/AFP via Getty Image.

Turkey more diplomatically isolated than ever in Arab world

Many analysts believe that Ankara’s meddling in the Arab world’s affairs has contributed to pushing some of these regimes toward Israel.

Semih Idiz | Turkey-Gulf relations | Sep 18, 2020

Why is Turkey acquiescing to Egypt’s role in Libya?

Egyptian mediation in Libya could prove a silver lining for Turkey as its ability to influence the conflict seems to wane, bearing also on its energy ambitions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Fehim Tastekin | | Sep 18, 2020

Why UAE’s landmark deal with Israel is bad for Turkey

Washington's doors are closing to Turkey while those same doors are being opened to Gulf monarchies.

Amberin Zaman | Israeli-Gulf relations | Sep 17, 2020

Turkey begins vaccine trials with foreign drugmakers

Turkey's health minister has announced the start of human trials in Turkey with Chinese, US and Russian vaccines and says the end of the crisis is in sight.

Ayla Jean Yackley | | Sep 17, 2020