Turkey

Erdogan, the Diyanet, and its Field Office near DC
Erdogan, the Diyanet, and its Field Office near DC

Across Turkey and the Turkish diaspora around the world, wariness of the Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, is growing.

Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities
Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities

During an In Defense of Christians event, a diverse panel discussed Turkey’s current political, cultural, and religious environment, as well as potential policy options for the country to become more democratic and religiously rich.

State Department Should Deliver an Honest Message about Turkey’s Religious Freedom Record
State Department Should Deliver an Honest Message about Turkey’s Religious Freedom Record

Given the Turkish government’s particularly troubling conduct in 2020, Secretary of State Antony Blinken should deliver an honest message about the alarming trajectory of religious freedoms in Turkey.

Azerbaijan Tortures, Murders Armenian Prisoners of War
Azerbaijan Tortures, Murders Armenian Prisoners of War

Azerbaijani servicemen tortured and killed 19 Armenian prisoners after the end of last year’s 44-day war, lawyers Artak Zeynalyan and Siranush Sahakyan announced on May 3.

Ep. 62 | What the USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong
Ep. 62 | What USCIRF’s 2021 Report Got Right and Wrong

Steven Howard, advocacy director at In Defense of Christians (IDC), speaks with Mark Melton about the 2021 annual report from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Erdogan’s Turkey and the American Guilt Gap
Erdogan’s Turkey and the American Guilt Gap

The odd thing about Bashir and Erdogan is how little they understand the West, and particularly the United States. There is no condemnation of America, its history, and its actions that foreign regimes can make that Americans did not make first, still make, and made more convincingly.

Erdogan’s Fury over the Arab-Israel Relationship
Erdogan’s Fury over the Arab-Israel Relationship

The normalization between the Arabs and Israelis diminishes Turkey’s role as the chief mediator between Israel and the Muslim world, so Erdogan’s anguish probably comes from fear of an “Arab option.”

“Save Lebanon and Stop Turkey” Should Be the Cornerstone of Biden’s Middle East Policy
“Save Lebanon and Stop Turkey” Should Be the Cornerstone of Biden’s Middle East Policy

President-elect Joe Biden must construct a foreign policy agenda that prioritizes confronting Turkey, on its belligerent international conduct, and stabilizing the spiraling economic, political, and security situation in Lebanon.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey Is Following Path of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Pakistan
Erdogan’s Turkey Is Following Path of Zia’s Pakistan

Islamist terrorists have struck Europe again. The attack in Vienna, Austria, following the attack in Nice, France, shows that while…