With Turkey set to reopen schools, educators and health experts urge caution amid pandemic

Turkey will resume widescale face-to-face education March 1 as some educators and health experts warn premature normalization measures could spur a rise in coronavirus cases.

Diego Cupolo | Coronavirus | Feb 25, 2021
al-monitor Students wearing protective face masks attend a lesson at a private school in Ankara, amid the crisis linked with the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey, Feb. 15, 2021. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images.

Where is the money? Erdogan feels the heat over foreign reserves drain

Turkey’s government goes on the defensive as the main opposition presses for answers on how the central bank ended up with negative reserves.

Mustafa Sonmez | | Feb 25, 2021

Turkey accuses Greece of harassing research vessel in eastern Mediterranean

The two countries are set for renewed talks over Aegean maritime zones in early March.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 24, 2021

The Takeaway: US-Turkey strains worsening over Syrian Kurds amid fresh Erdogan complaints

Turkish president questions US-Turkey NATO alliance, while Iran expands influence in eastern Syria; US still partner of choice for GCC countries, but China may be gaining; kingdom offers inducements to businesses; more!

Andrew Parasiliti | | Feb 24, 2021

Turkey, US maintain dialogue of the deaf

Ankara and Washington, both unwilling to budge over differences, can expect ties to get worse before they get better.

Semih Idiz | Defense/Security cooperation | Feb 24, 2021