Turkey

Turkey’s careful and long-time prepared incursion into Northern Syria seemed to be a success in the first days. Indeed in less than five days , they managed to push back both the YPG and Daesh and capture Jarabulus and the ...

Was a plan to overthrow Turkey’s government really hatched behind a gated compound in a small, leafy Pennsylvania town, or is that merely a smoke screen? In the throes of a military coup attempt, Turkey’s embattled president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ...

The New has been in the Air since this Morning in Ankara and in Tel Aviv ; Israel and Turkey finally agreed to normalize their diplomatic relations that were stuck since the incident of the Mavi Marmara in 2010. Still ...

With King Abdullah II spending 25% of his time abroad in 2015, the Jordanian monarch has not lacked opportunities to meet foreign leaders. Three months into 2016, Abdullah has already visited Washington three times to discuss the war in Syria and the ...

The country is at a dead end, and everything is a mess. The main Turkish opposition, if such a thing really exists, is still unable to clearly express where it stands on the Middle East, foreign policy in general, a ...

Some Gazans fear that Turkey’s generosity may come at high price Since Israel imposed its blockade on the Gaza Strip after Hamas’ victory in the 2006 legislative elections, besieged Gazans have received remarkable regional and international support, including health and infrastructure projects, the rebuilding of destroyed houses and the construction ...

Why Erdogan can’t end PKK war Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s months-long war against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has become unbearably destructive and deadly, and the violence is threatening to spill over into western Turkey. The general picture emerging is that the PKK cannot be eliminated militarily and ...

Analysis A powerful explosion went off in Istanbul near the city’s most prominent tourist attractions on Jan. 12, killing at least 10 people and injuring six foreign tourists. The blast, which took place in front of the ancient Egyptian Obelisk ...

Forecast Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev will encourage Russia to keep looking for pipeline routes to Europe that bypass Ukraine. TurkStream will probably remain shuttered until icy Russia-Turkey relations thaw. Given numerous political hurdles, South Stream’s prospects are similarly ...

Turkey will establish a military base in Qatar as part of a 2015 mutual defense agreement aimed at combatting “common enemies,” Turkey’s envoy to the Gulf state said Dec. 16, Reuters reported. The envoy said that some 3,000 ground troops, ...