December 21, 2013

Turkey Must Choose: Erdogan or Democracy?

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

There are two reasons Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not survive the current government corruption scandals in Turkey. And if he does, the cost to the "Turkish model" will be enormous.

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December 12, 2013
Why Western Media Are Attacking Turkey
Ertan Aydin, Al Jazeera
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December 19, 2013
Disraeli and the Eastern Question
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
For Disraeli, both a cynic and a romantic, foreign policy was about naked national interests or it was nothing; for Gladstone, the arch-moralist, foreign policy was a humanitarian crusade or it was nothing. Sound familiar?... more ››
December 21, 2013
The EU Needs Turkey
Soner Cagaptay, New York Times
The Turks are increasingly hubristic, and not just in the Middle East. Having seen their total G.D.P. more than double in the past decade, many Turks do not feel that they need the European Union anymore. Turkey’s economy... more ››
December 16, 2013
Morocco Should Be the Model
Michael Rubin, Commentary
It has long been fashionable to describe Turkey as a model for the Middle East, if not the Islamic world. I’ve written on these pages many times how this notion is outdated as Turkey’s government has moved to undo the... more ››
December 13, 2013
Turkey Cashes in on Iran Talks
Jonathan Schanzer, Reuters
You may have thought the Geneva deal struck last month between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) was a sweet one for Tehran — getting billions in... more ››