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Opinion: What next for Turkey’s Kurds?

Opinion: What next for Turkey’s Kurds?

The results of the local elections and its repercussions on the political scene continue to reverberate throughout Turkey. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) was the biggest winner in the elections and is now preparing itself for the presidential race in August....
Opinion: Erdoğan’s Next Move

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Next Move

According to opinion polls, the most likely outcome in the local elections in Turkey in less than two weeks’ time is that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party will deal a heavy blow to the opposition and disappoint those who hope to oust him from politics. The...
Opinion: Turkey’s Options in Crimea

Opinion: Turkey’s Options in Crimea

The Crimean peninsula’s intrusion into a crisis of Russian creation after losing a political ally in Ukraine is not new to the Russians, nor to other countries in the region. Russia now appears to be maneuvering to mobilize backers in Crimea to carry out an...
Opinion: Why Erdoğan is visiting Tehran

Opinion: Why Erdoğan is visiting Tehran

The “sectarian confrontation” between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at Davos—“sectarian” because of their respective readings of the Syrian crisis—did not reach the level of Erdoğan’s infamous appearance at...