By threatening to end Turkey's EU bid, the German chancellor just signaled to members of her constituency that they're politically expendable.
When U.S. intervention smashes established authority, even more brutal forces fill the vacuum.
For reformists like me, the disappointment runs deep.
Erdogan uses Turkey's religious network to expand government monitoring and gain popular support.
Once this country symbolized the possibility that Muslim culture, secularism and Western democracy could blend harmoniously, but not anymore, says Elif Shafak.
Mr. President, if you really want to fix all of America's problems, you can't afford to alienate us.