Turkey

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…

Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War (Robert Nicholson) Nagorno-Karabakh Armenia
Ep. 57 | Aftermath of the Azerbaijan – Artsakh War

Starting on September 27, the war between Azerbaijan and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) resumed, and fighting ceased on November 10 with Artsakh losing most of the territory it had controlled. Here Mark Melton and Robert Nicholson discuss the war and its aftermath.

A Hot Conflict Turned Frozen in the South Caucasus, Again
A Hot Conflict Frozen in the South Caucasus, Again

At midnight Moscow time on November 10, the ceasefire signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia took effect, ending the 2020 war on Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in which thousands of unnecessary deaths on both sides occurred.

Renewed Turkish Genocide of Armenians and Syriacs Continues an Alarming Trend
Renewed Turkish Genocide of Armenians and Syriacs Continues an Alarming Trend

Syriac support for Armenia is no recent phenomenon, as they are both enduring symbols of Christianity’s native presence in the Middle East. Unfortunately, Turkey targets both groups today.

To Protect Syria’s Christians, Erdogan Must be Stopped
To Protect Syria’s Christians, Erdogan Must be Stopped

Extremists are slowly extinguishing of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities, while the world remains largely silent.