Turkey

Turkish Media Targets Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew I of Constantinople
Turkish Media Targets Ecumenical Patriarchate Bartholomew I of Constantinople

On May 4, a pro-government Turkish magazine published a special edition falsely alleging that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (Istanbul) helped stage the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.

Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report
Turkey the Only NATO Member Singled out in Annual Religious Freedom Report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2020 Annual Report and recommended the US government include Turkey on the State Department’s “Special Watch List” for “engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom.”

Ep. 44: Chaos for the Kurds Amidst US Withdrawal

Managing Editor Drew Griffin interviews Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council on the US withdrawal from Syria, the identity of…

Hit Turkey Where it Hurts — Help Armenia

The best response to President Erdogan’s aggression in Syria is to recognize Turkey’s century-old genocide of Christians and help the…

The Little-known History of Israel and the Kurds

In the fallout of President Trump decision to essentially abandon our Kurdish allies in Syria, one seemingly unlikely country offered…

Don’t Call it a Reset: What the Release of Pastor Brunson Means for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Pastor Brunson is free, but many others are not. The U.S. should not push Turkey away, but continue the hard work of diplomatic engagement around core human rights issues. It should also continue to engage broad range of challenges these partner countries are facing in the region. 

Fall of Aleppo
The Fall of Aleppo & How We Got Here

Aleppo has fallen. Why & What Now?

Turkey Democratic Debt NATO
Turkey’s Democratic Debt to NATO

Turkey’s relationship to NATO is edging toward the brink of collapse: caught in a miasma of Islamic radicalism, power-grabbing, and naïve foreign policy.

Turkey Coup
Military Coups & Just Order

The historic English speaking world hasn’t had a military coup in over 350 years since Oliver Cromwell dispersed the Long…