Turkey's priorities in Syria just don't match the US's – and its increasingly authoritarian domestic politics don't help.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
The people of Turkey have less and less access to independent news.
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.