October 27, 2010
I am back from Turkey. Great trip except for the exceedingly large man sitting next to me on the flight from Istanbul to London. That was uncomfortable.
Last June, I wrote about the divergence…
October 15, 2019
The Turkish invasion in northern Syria is the latest example of the country’s disregard for NATO values. It’s time to do something about it.
January 27, 2012
Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran?
One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…
November 27, 2018
Washington continues to claim Ankara as “strategic partner.” Let’s stop pretending it is.
September 13, 2018
Turkey is in a bit of financial trouble. It isn’t clear that today's rate hike on its own will be enough. The rate hike will make the lira a bit more attractive to foreign investors (and will raise t…
May 7, 2019
Watch the banking system's acces to lira funding as Turks shift toward foreign currency deposits...
April 2, 2019
A few days before Turkey’s local elections, I wrote an article for Foreign Policy.com titled “Erdogan is Weak. And Invincible.” Well, at least the first part was accurate. The ruling Justice and Dev…
January 24, 2019
The current account has improved, but Turkey's underlying financial vulnerabilities remain.
January 9, 2019
Erdogan promises to finish America's fight against the Islamic State, but it's the Kurds that he's out to destroy.
November 15, 2018
When Andrew Brunson, the North Carolinian pastor, was released from Turkish custody in October, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to “good, perhaps great, relations betwee…