Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to meet with Turkey's foreign minister Monday to discuss the possibility of a 'coalition of the willing' to help civilians in Syria.
Many analysts say the Middle East is the focus of a geopolitical power struggle between the United States and Iran. That misses the primary thread of events – namely, the ongoing soft partition of the Arab republics between Turkey and Iran, with Turkey the stronger power.
The trial of prize-winning Turkish journalist Nedim Sener resumed today. His case, along with many others, are raising concerns about Turkey and its model democracy in the Middle East.
12/26/2011 01:31 pm
Turkey and France tussle over genocide bill: Turkey, angered by a French bill forbidding denial of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, accused France of committing genocide during its occupation of Algeria.
12/23/2011 10:15 am
Turkey and France traded barbs Thursday, with the Turkish ambassador recalled from Paris. Turkey also suspended all bilateral political, economic and military cooperation.
12/22/2011 05:31 pm
Turkey is determined to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon, Namik Tan, Turkey's ambassador to the US, said Thursday. It intercepted materials Iran might have used to advance its nuclear program, he says.
12/08/2011 01:31 pm
Royal Dutch Shell said Friday that it will shut down all oil operations in Syria. On Friday, Syrian troops fired at anti-Assad demonstrators near Homs, Syria.
12/02/2011 12:33 pm
Turkey's prime minister Tayyip Erdogan says Syrian president Bashar al-Assad should resign for the sake of regional peace.
11/22/2011 10:26 am
Even other Arab dictators and Turkey are now fed up with Assad's brutality against protesters. The case for regime change builds as more Syrians stand bravely for freedom.
10/27/2011 04:57 pm
Turkey earthquake: Rescue efforts continued as the death toll rose to 138 Sunday evening . Hundreds are reported missing after at 7.2 magnitude earthquake, near Van, Turkey.
10/23/2011 10:40 pm