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A joint natural gas pipeline, announced Monday, would help Turkey become an energy hub and give Russia a way to cut out Ukraine from gas exports to the EU.
With Turkey beset by a host of crises, President Erdoğan is pushing ahead with a grand list of mega-projects that project an image of success. The financing may be an issue.
Turkey's 'hard-powered' move onto Syria's complex battlefield – to push back ISIS and curtail Kurdish ambitions – could ensnare its forces and create growing risk of a backlash.
Turkish officials vow to 'cleanse' the so-called Islamic State from its northern Syrian border stronghold, but analysts say more is at stake.
US Vice President Joe Biden will visit Turkey Wednesday to try to reassure President Erdoğan they still stand together against terrorism – and the coup attempt in July, about which conspiracy theories abound.
Afghan scholar Naser Mozaffari survived harrowing experiences in Afghanistan, Syria, and Turkey. But his asylum application in Turkey has yet to be approved.
Easing tensions between Ankara and Moscow would seem to benefit both Mr. Erdoğan and Mr. Putin. But Turkey also presents a complicating factor to the Kremlin in its dealings with Turkic peoples at home and abroad.
When he took power in 2002, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was known as a humble Islamic populist. Fourteen years later, his control is near absolute.
Ever since the coup attempt was defeated, flag-waving Turks have nightly thronged city plazas across the country, rallying around nationalism, Islam, and democracy.
In a late-night decree, Erdoğan declares a three-month state of emergency, fueling criticism he is using the failed coup to enhance his own substantial powers.
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