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Turkey news and analysis from The Nation
May 23, 2017
Wilbur Ross Is a Disgrace to Himself and His Country
The secretary of commerce is promoting an utter fantasy about authoritarian Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.
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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.
April 6, 2017
Donald Trump Has a Passionate Desire to Bring Back Torture
And that should be no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention.
February 13, 2017
America’s Favorite Syrian Militia Rules With an Iron Fist
The Kurdish YPG recruits fighters at gunpoint, assassinates political opponents, and suppresses the media.
February 7, 2017
Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?
This special report, which also exposes their collusion with the Assad regime, undermines their claim to be leading a democratic, open society.
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