Kurdistan Workers Party
A nationalist resurgence and disorganized opposition have Erdogan rolling the dice on early elections. Will his gamble pay off?
Weeks after reportedly telling his generals to draw up plans for a withdrawal from Syria, the US president finds himself being pulled back in.
Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.
An attack on Manbij would put President Erdogan in direct conflict with the US military and its Syrian allies.
This backgrounder recounts the long road to Turkey’s seminal 2017 referendum, and what to expect next from this key NATO ally that is still undergoing dramatic political shifts.
An ambitious new force expansion and U.S. and Russian deployments in Kurdish-held territory all suggest that Turkey’s Euphrates Shield is not marginalizing the YPG.
Iran’s energy engagement is serving to solidify Iraqi Kurdistan’s shift towards greater autonomy.
A key security summit in the U.S., David Cameron’s cabinet in revolt, and Syria’s Kurds quietly assemble a state.
Recep Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has retaken its parliamentary majority in a shock result that might mean big changes for Turkey’s foreign policy.
Ankara’s decision to intervene directly in Syria further complicates an already complex battlefield dynamic, and it risks repercussions for Turkey’s internal and external security.