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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.
The government blamed Kurdish militants for the attack.
Kurdish militants are suspected of having carried out the attack.
After the end of the cold war, during the Europeanization of the international relations in the region, energy politics played a significant role for Turkish-Russian rapprochement.
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.
That goal seemed inevitable, given the fact that he has been facing two massive graft probes, which now extended into a legal
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.
The Syrian war is clearly un-winnable. With the Aleppo ceasefire, it is possible the US and Russia are waking up to this fact.
Sources say the suspect is linked to ISIS.