Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
Turkey’s June 24 elections are the first in 16 years that could be politically meaningful. Opposition parties seem revitalised and could launch anti-Erdoğan coalition into the second round.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeks nothing short of leading the Muslim world, building on Turkey's imperial Ottoman past.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
The Erdoğan regime's move into northern Syria is being justified in the name of European security.
Yes, a lot of Turkish citizens are looking for a chance to start new lives abroad – but not all of them are doing it for the same reasons.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
Turkey's actions have arguably improved the situation in Somalia over the past six years but its increasing role could bring it on a collision course with other states.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spent a year fighting for every populist cause he can.
In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.
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Other regions may be helpful to Erdoğan for a short time, but they cannot substitute the economic and political contributions Turkey requires of Europe.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
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.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
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.