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Turkey news and analysis from The Nation
November 4, 2015
Turkey’s President Gets His Majority—at a Terrible Price
To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role of his office.
November 3, 2015
How Should the US and NATO Respond to Erdogan’s Electoral Triumph?
A first step would be to halt the sale of arms to Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian regime.
October 29, 2015
Ahead of Elections, Turkey’s Left Is Under Attack
As Erdogan’s war on the Kurdish minority expands to include the entire opposition, what started as solidarity between the Turkish and the Kurdish left has now become two fronts in the same war.
Anna Lekas Miller
October 29, 2015
Turkey Has Its Own Ben Carson, and the Bad News Is That He’s Already President
With Syria’s civil war to its south and renewed conflict in Kurdistan, Turkey faces growing instability. But perhaps the greatest threat is a Putin-style autocracy.
October 12, 2015
Turkey’s Double Game and the US’s Double Standards
What the bombings in Ankara tell us about Turkey’s true motives in Syria.
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September 30, 2015
Is Turkey Returning to Civil War?
The cease-fire between the government and the Kurdish PKK has broken down, with increasing repression of the media and opposition political activists.
September 28, 2015
Why Syrian Refugees in Turkey Are Leaving for Europe
“Maybe you’ll see a picture of me floating on one of those little boats.”
August 26, 2015
Turkey Is Using ISIS as Cover for Its War Against Kurdish Activists
Exclusive interviews with survivors and witnesses of an Islamic State bombing show that the Turkish government has finally declared war… on the activists ISIS attacked.
August 6, 2015
Turkey Is Making the Kurds’ Fight Against ISIS Impossible
Turkey’s president has not only managed to weaken US support for its Kurdish allies, but his war is dividing the Kurdish front.