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Erdogan news and analysis from The Nation
April 25, 2018
Erdogan’s Revenge and the Kurdish Dilemma
After 4,000 years of continuous habitation, there is no Kurdish presence left in Afrin.
February 8, 2018
Turkey’s New Constitutional Crisis Could End the Rule of Law
In refusing to release unjustly detained journalists, the lower courts are aiding President Erdogan’s repression.
January 26, 2018
Showdown in Afrin: Turkey’s Attack on Syria’s Kurds Threatens That Country’s Most Democratic, Pluralist Force
The Kurds have said they will fight to the death before they give up an inch of Afrin.
December 21, 2017
In Turkey, Repression of the Kurdish Language Is Back, With No End in Sight
Since 2015, scores of Kurdish media organizations, associations, language schools, and cultural institutions have been shut down.
November 7, 2017
Turkey Is Sliding Deeper Into Dictatorship
The arrest of noted human-rights defender Osman Kavala marks an escalation in the Erdoğan government’s ferocious campaign against all critics.
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August 11, 2017
Turkey’s Great Terror
Recep Erdogan has turned his country into a gulag state, branding millions of citizens as terrorists.
August 3, 2017
ISIS’s Days in Syria Are Numbered, but Does Trump Have More Wars to Fight There?
Both Damascus and Ankara are afraid Washington may establish a long-term military base in the Syrian Kurdish northeast.
May 12, 2017
US Arms Syrian Kurds—and Turkey’s Erdogan Cries ‘Terrorism’ Ahead of Trump Meeting
Ankara fears it will help the Kurds form a federal ethnic province in Syria, and thus give the Turkish Kurds ideas.
April 28, 2017
After Turkey’s Referendum, the Clampdown Continues—but Activists Pledge Resistance
“We do not consider these results legitimate and we don’t accept them,” says one opposition leader.
April 28, 2017
Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.