Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

When was the last time that Washington backed the good guys? Barack Obama’s support for Syria’s Kurds was always a fraught proposition. (More…)

It could have changed Europe. Negotiating to join the EU since 2005, Turkey’s aspirations, though still a government priority, could not be further from reality today. (More…)

Three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is back. Not as an economic power. Western sanctions have seen to that. But as a military power. (More…)

I could see Istanbul from the plane. Staring out of the Cessna window at the sprawling city below, from the coastline to the horizon, it was hard to believe that there was anything else to Turkey. (More…)