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Turkey news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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
November 10, 2016
How Will Trump Reshape the Middle East?
If he follows through on his erratic statements, he could manage to alienate Russia, the Gulf monarchies, the EU, and Iran.
October 31, 2016
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.
October 18, 2016
The Debate Over Syria Has Reached a Dead End
Two warring narratives now dominate discussions—and neither is sufficient.
October 14, 2016
Meet the Man Who Should Be the Next Secretary of State
Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman is that rare thing, an honest and wise diplomat—which is why he’ll probably never be appointed.