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Erdogan news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
April 18, 2017
Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship!
The president’s call to Turkey’s increasingly autocratic leader sends an awful message of disregard for democracy.
April 12, 2017
Turkey’s Fateful Referendum: The Road to Dictatorship?
If it passes this Sunday, the country will adopt a presidential system, but without the checks and balances that constrain President Erdogan’s power.
January 24, 2017
A Match Made in Hell: The Budding Bromance of Trump and Erdogan
Can two power-hungry egomaniacs forge a lasting alliance? Much depends on an extradition request, and whether Trump will continue the alliance with Syria’s Kurds.
Anna Lekas Miller