Among its customers are the Taliban, al-Shabab and Hamas.
Predicting the course of the coming Trump presidency could be an Olympic sport. The president-elect evidences strong opinions but little knowledge of many issues. Moreover, he usually was short on specifics: for instance, what would it mean to "bomb the shit" out of ISIS?
To understand the Kurds' mindset, Erdogan will do well to revisit, however cursorily, their history and the hardship they have experienced since the end of World War I.
“A dangerous escalation.”
The government blamed Kurdish militants for the attack.
Should Turkey reinstate capital punishment and try coup plotters en masse, Turkey’s transition to authoritarianism will be complete.
Colleagues Mariette Hagglund and Andy Mullins of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations contributed
ISTANBUL -- Many a curious tourist had wandered in this city in the last millennia, and I wondered how it would be like for me to wander along the city's new outreaches. Those plans disappeared by 10:00 p.m, when like Istanbul locals and tourists, I was reminded that Istanbul was now a city ruled by terror.
The forced resignation of Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu suggests only one thing -- President Erdogan, who is totally absorbed by his lust for power, will tolerate no one in his government to deviate from any of his political positions.