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May 11, 2018

According to President Erdogan's worldview, the 40 million Turkish citizens who oppose him stand for alien and imported interests, signaling much discord ahead.

The failed 2016 coup has remolded Turkey in irreversible fashion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hit...

April 24, 2018

As Turkey gears up for snap elections on June 24, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a problem: Turkish society is profoundly polarized. Despite his efforts to build a stable majority as the foundation of his right-wing regime, his policies of demonizin...

April 20, 2018

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called for snap elections on June 24, almost a year and a half before the scheduled date in November 2019. He is expected to win because he has, once again, managed to stack the odds — militant nationalism, strong economic g...

January 8, 2018

WAR ON THE ROCKS: https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/save-turkeys-democracy-countrys-opposition-must-offer-erdogan-grand-bargain/

Turkish democracy is dying. Of the three parties in the country’s legislature that oppose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and...

September 4, 2017

WAR ON THE ROCKS: https://warontherocks.com/2017/09/of-hats-jackets-and-turkish-politics/

In an era of populism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at the helm. After coming to power as Turkey’s prime minister in 2003, Erdogan became president in 2014. In April,...

The Washington Post

This weekend is Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage season. To nearly all Muslims, it's known simply as Eid. But to Turks and their kin in other nations, it's called Bayram.

The dividing line between the two names...

July 15, 2017

The Atlantic

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the failed coup against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an event he has since used to further alienate his opponents. This alienation is reinforced by the authoritarian chamber that Erdogan inhabits, a result...

July 8, 2017

THE GUARDIAN

This week is the first anniversary of the failed coup against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a coup he has used since to further alienate his opponents. Most recently, on 16 April, he won a referendum to become head of state and head of government...

June 30, 2017

US News & World Report

President Erdogan has catapulted his country into crisis through his attempt to stay in power.

On June 17, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced as illegitimate the ongoing protest march from the Turkish capital, Ankara, to Istanbul, org...

May 13, 2017

Washington Post

Erdogan has always wanted to take revenge on the system that repeatedly persecuted Turkey's Islamist movement, his first political home.

Several recent analyses depict Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is set to meet with President Trump in the...

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