As is often the case in the Middle East, third-party bilateral relationships are driving Turkey and Saudi Arabia further apart.
Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.
In a further escalation of the Syrian civil war, Damascus has vowed to help the Kurds of Afrin repel the advance of Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch.”
Is it time to consider kicking Turkey out of NATO?
Looking back on the major geopolitical trends of 2017.
Turkey’s post-coup purges have come to a head with the trial of 11 human rights activists on terrorism charges.
This outline explores the regional forces and core interests motivating Turkey’s foray into the Syrian civil war.
The blowback against Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum was swift as it was fierce, with every neighboring state piling pressure on Irbil to back down.
Ankara and Moscow have found a common cause in the Syrian civil war, but geopolitical disagreements in the South Caucuses and beyond will thwart too close of a détente.
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.