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Middle East

Facing a future with Erdogan

Demilitarizing the relationship with Turkey should happen regardless of the May 28 run-off. Here’s why.

Middle East

The roots of Turkey's balancing act with Russia on Ukraine

With an election looming, Erdogan knows that he needs to keep Ankara's economic relationship with Moscow intact.

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Turkey's Kurdish obsession explains Putin's gains and US strains

The sale of a Russian missile defense system encapsulates how the tide has turned.

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Will Joe Biden pave a new path for US-Turkey relations?

Trump’s recent sanctions on Turkey highlight a tumultuous relationship throughout the past four years.

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Will Turkey’s new ambassador mark a change in relations with Israel?

Turkish-Israeli relations have slowly devolved since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power, but now there’s a chance to change course.

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Erdogan’s poem sets off a crisis in Turkish-Iranian relations

The Turkish president recited a poem at a recent victory celebration in Azerbaijan that triggered the Iranians.