The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election?
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Wherever past atrocities are denied, truth must be spoken to power.
‘We don’t recognise this illegitimate referendum’
This referendum is the first time in the democratic history of Turkey that an election has been seen as illegitimate by not only domestic contenders, but by international observers as well.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been a central figure in linking the Gallipoli campaign with Islamic conceptualisations of the Turkish nation.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
Erdogan after the referendum, April 16, 2017.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine greet supporters near Tarabya mansion in Istanbul.
Experts agree that Turkey is even further polarised after contested unofficial results show President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand his powers.
After years of creeping authoritarianism, Turkey's president is now set up to take the reins in earnest.
Is Erdoğan (on the right) projecting himself as the next Atatürk (on the left), modern Turkey’s revered founding father?
Turkey's referendum could lead to a tremendous change in the country's political development, leading to an extremely autocratic regime.
The future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s reign lies with Vladimir Putin’s obstinacy and ability to withstand US pressure.
To understand the complexities of the conflict in Syria and what might happen next, it helps to untangle the three layers of strife in the war-torn country.
EPA/Turkish President Press Office
Whatever the result of Turkey's long-awaited vote on presidential powers, things will get worse before they get better.
The Merkez mosque in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin is run by Turkey’s Dinayet agency, like 900 other mosques in Germany.
The religious arm of Turkey's government, Dinayet, has European authorities up in arms after leaked documents suggested the agency was engaged in international espionage.
Turkey may soon become one of the few countries in the history of democracy to vote for the death of democracy.
If the 'yes' vote prevails in this month's constitutional referendum, the Turkish people may be in the rare position of democratically approving the death of their own democracy.
Armed forces in Iraq, January 2017.
New research from a multidisciplinary teams of scholars suggests military alliances tie nations together in ways that are not always immediately obvious.
A demonstrator holds a Turkish flag outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam in March 2017.
Rather than questioning the rule of law in Turkey, European leaders should look at ultra-nationalism in their own countries.
The individual most directly responsible for a colossal humanitarian crisis is still in power – and might be for some time.
The European union and Turkey cannot afford to further strain their relationship.
The integration of Turkey into the European Union could have embodied a counter-discourse to the so-called 'Clash of Civilisations'. Perhaps it is not too late.
A diplomatic row with the Netherlands over campaigning abroad shows how the Turkish government is changing its strategy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met in Moscow this week.
While US officials have consistently maintained that American military domination is essential, a resurgent Russia poses challenges.
A woman reacts after a blast in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, November 4, 2016.
Turkey's authoritarian regime has ruined the lives of many intellectuals and opponents of the regime. Resisting, even softly, is an act of survival.
A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a flag before Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Turkey tops the list of countries to watch in the Middle East. Surprising shifts in domestic and foreign Turkish policy will have an important influence on the web of complex developments in the entire…