Erdogan goes on offense against European leaders in defense of lslam

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken up the cause of Islam in the West, further damaging Turkey's ties with Europe.

Pinar Tremblay | | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor Men look on during a demonstration against French President Emmanuel Macron's comments over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, in Istanbul, on Oct. 25, 2020. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Oct. 25, 2020, renewed his call for Macron to undergo mental checks, a day after his comments prompted Paris to recall its envoy to Ankara. Macron's comments, on Oct. 21, 2020, came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris earlier this month, after he had shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a class he was leading on free speech. Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkey’s ruling party blunders at youth outreach

The Turkish government's recent attempts to reach out to the country's youth reveal that the generation gap is growing — and might be unbridgeable.

Kenan Behzat Sharpe | | Oct 26, 2020

Turkey’s gold rush whets appetite of gold-mining companies

Turkey is eager to boost gold production amid surging demand for the precious metal despite a growing movement against the environmental damage caused by the industry.

Mustafa Sonmez | | Oct 26, 2020

Turkey-Egypt conflict in Libya goes to market

Ankara held an economic forum to introduce Turkish products to the Libyan markets, prompting the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Economic Chamber to warn against Turkish efforts to seize Libyan wealth.

George Mikhail | | Oct 26, 2020

Erdogan distracts from plummeting lira with call to boycott France

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused France’s Emmanuel Macron of pandering to anti-Muslim "fascists" in a desperate bid to bolster his electoral fortunes ahead of presidential elections next year, yet many would agree that Erdogan’s anti-Western tirades are designed to divert attention from his country’s mounting economic woes.

Amberin Zaman | EU-Mideast ties | Oct 26, 2020