Ninety years since the establishment of the Republic, in an ever more complex society, the limitations and contradictions of Turkish national identity are coming to the fore more and more.
Decades of energy colonialism in the Middle East come face to face with a democratic challenge in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey could not be expected to take action on its own and said the world needed to focus on ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as well as fighting the jihadists. “It’s not realistic to expect that Turkey …
pewresearch.org – Jacob Poushter – Oct 31, 3:20 AM – As U.S. and Western-led airstrikes continue to target Islamic State fighters for control of the Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobane, questions have been raised about the U.S. and Turkey’s 60-year alliance. But even prior to the Islamic State’s…
open Democracy News Analysis – by William Eichler
Turkey’s Alawites do not face the same threats as the people of Syria and Iraq. Despite the porous nature of Turkey’s southern border, it is not about to collapse. But the Alawites of Hatay feel vulnerable.