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Posts Tagged: Turkey

July 2, 2020 5:48 am

Turkey and Qatar: Love in Bloom

Few Qataris who fought the Ottoman colonialists to gain their independence in 1915 and end the 44-year-long Turkish rule in the peninsula would ever have...

June 22, 2020 5:00 am

The West Must Expel Erdogan From Libya - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using the chaos of civil war in Libya to carve out a new Turkish power base in...

June 9, 2020 6:26 am

Turks Turn on Each Other — and the ‘Enemy Within’

For two despicable decades starting at the end of the 1960s, Italy was racked by the Anni di Piombo (Years of Lead). That era was...

June 4, 2020 1:16 pm

Turkey’s Selective Amnesia With the Palestinians

The collective Turkish memory has clear perceptions of which nations are friends and which are foes. In Turkey, the average length of schooling is only...

May 12, 2020 5:52 am

Don’t Fall for Turkey’s Duplicitous Charm Offensive

In an article published in 2016, “Erdogan: The World’s Most Insulted President,” I suggested that the perpetually angry Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, would...

May 5, 2020 8:14 am

Turkey’s Dangerous Intervention in the Libyan and Syrian Civil Wars

Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan is constantly looking for opportunities to enhance its status as a regional superpower and promote its Islamist ideology in the...

May 5, 2020 7:50 am

Muslim LGBT ‘Allies’ Silent as Muslim Attacks on Gays Increase

There's a new slur trending in Turkey these days aimed at the LGBTQ population: "#YallahHollandaya" or "Go to Holland." The expression reflects the Netherlands' longstanding...

April 20, 2020 4:39 am

Turkey’s Alliance with Iran — and Sunni and Shiite Islamists

At the time of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan unleashed an...

April 1, 2020 7:35 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Makes a Risky Regional Power Bid

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s relations with his US and European allies are strained over unilateral Turkish moves in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s acquisition of a Russian...

March 11, 2020 7:06 am

Islamist Parties in Turkey: A Perpetual Matryoshka

The principal ideologue and leader of Islamism in Turkey was Necmettin Erbakan (1926-2011), none of whose various political parties managed to win enough of a...

March 1, 2020 12:40 pm

Turkey Destroys Scores of Syrian Army Targets: Defense Minister

Turkey said on Sunday it had destroyed air defense systems, more than 100 tanks, and downed two planes belonging to the Syrian army as part...

February 16, 2020 12:36 pm

Turkey Tells Russia That Attacks in Syria’s Idlib Must Stop

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he told his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and that...

February 9, 2020 5:41 am

Turkey and Israel: Can Pragmatism Defeat ‘Bad Blood’?

For the first time in several years, the word “Israel” is not automatically accompanied in Turkey by bold pejoratives like “baby killer” or “terrorist state.”...

January 19, 2020 12:41 pm

Having Fled Bombing, Syrian Children Learn to Read in Tent Schools

Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent...


Jewish Day Schools Adapt to COVID-19 - On a recent June night, 25 people, primarily young children, sat on their couches and watched as a...

In an Era of Global Uncertainty, Record Numbers of Jews Seek Out Israel - In a time of darkness, pandemic, pandemonium, and power struggles, a...


DC Protesters Trying to Link Black Lives Matter to Palestinians Chant, R...

Protesters attempting to link the Palestinian cause with the Black Lives Matter movement shouted anti-Israel slogans and recited antisemitic poems...


Cyberattack Confirmed as Cause of Disruption of Israel Philharmonic Online ...

The disruption of an Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) virtual gala last weekend was caused by a cyberattack, it was confirmed...

Middle East

Saudi-Led Coalition Starts Military Operation Against Yemen’s Houthis

A Saudi-led coalition has started a military operation against Yemen's Houthi movement after it stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, Saudi state television reported on Wednesday. In...

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