Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t ousted just for typical political reasons, such as other politicians’ ambitions or grievances. He was thrown out because he was seen as a threat to democracy.
Tensions are high, but a Russian invasion is highly unlikely.
Strasbourg officials are within their right to allow public funds to be used to build what may be the largest mosque in Europe. But that hasn’t stopped the backlash
President Recep Erdogan and independent central banks are not compatible.
Turkey has withdrawn from a convention to protect the rights of women.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens’ views of their own countries’ leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
Erdoğan’s aggressive foreign policy is one of the reasons Turkey’s economy is suffering a downturn.
Trump is reminiscent of strongmen like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A good portion of the electorate like what he’s selling anyway. That’s a bitter pill for the U.S.
Prematurely declaring election victory is a hallmark of non-democratic regimes.
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?
As Turkey reaches around the world to spy on and intimidate dissidents, new research shows Turks living in Canada are fearful and make frequent changes in how they live to protect themselves.
Converting Istanbul’s Byzantine churches implies a hierarchy prioritising the city’s Islamic past over all other periods.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
In reconverting Hagia Sophia to a mosque, Turkish officials have emphasized veiling of Christian icons to create a Muslim prayer space. Experts explain why the veiling is in fact a Byzantine practice.
It’s two years since Turkey’s last near-death experience, and the same short-term fixes are unlikely to work again.
The first Muslim prayer in 86 years was held on July 24 inside Hagia Sophia, recently reconverted to a mosque. For over a millennium, this grand monument has wielded enormous power.
A proposed new law could increase state control over social media, amid an effort to curb criticism of the Erdoğan government.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkey is releasing 90,000 prison inmates. Not on the list for release: tens of thousands of academics, journalists and others the regime sees as political threats.
The show of compassion is part of an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revamp Turkey’s international status.