The events that followed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq started a cycle of violence against the country’s minority Christian population. The pope’s visit is meant to bring some ‘healing and comfort.’
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?
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.
Different ideologies and agendas among Kurdish political groups means they don’t push a single narrative about the Kurdish homeland. Diaspora groups are trying to change that.
In northern Syria, Trump has caused U.S. allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the U.S., weakening national power.
Distrust of the US – even if misplaced – can linger for decades, thwarting Washington’s foreign policy goals. A former US diplomat in Iraq reflects on that country’s skepticism of US aid efforts.
Despite many attempts, the Kurds have never won and kept their own nation – though, after World War I, they came close.
Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
With so much politics at play, Turkey is likely to be in Syria for a long time to come – and the real winner from it all is likely to be the Assad government.
Why NATO has lost its leverage to do anything about Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria.
Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.
By burying the Kurdish conflict, Turkey has made it that much more difficult to resolve.
Russia left as the main power broker as the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria continues.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan’s relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
The Turkish offensive in northern Syria not only threatens international security, but destroys hope for a democratic alternative in the Middle East.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
After years of tensions over northern Syria, the US and Turkey have agreed to establish safe zones. Why now?
Why did negotiations between the Turkish state and the Kurds, aimed at mitigating ethnic conflict and bringing about peace, fail in Turkey?