Turkey

Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy
Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy

As daunting as it may be, closing the God gap is a necessary step to improving communication with Russia and other important actors in international affairs.

NATO Compass, Izmir, Turkey
NATO Takes the Fifth

What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.

From Cyprus to Syria: Turkey’s Continued Invasions
From Cyprus to Syria: Turkey’s Continued Invasions

Turkey’s current invasion of Afrin, Syria, is similar to its invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974.

Syria, War of All Against All
Syria, War of All Against All

So far, the United States has failed to articulate any clear strategy in Syria. It is not even clear who our allies are anymore.

Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds
Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds

In October of last year, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, liberated the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, who had proclaimed it to be the capital of its caliphate. Four months later, NATO member Turkey has opened a military campaign in the Syrian region Afrin against the same Kurds who led the fight against ISIS.

Turkey: A “Jewish Terrorist Organization” Behind the Attempted Coup? FETO
Turkey: A “Jewish Terrorist Organization” Behind the Attempted Coup?

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gülen movement are actually two similar groups with similar political and religious goals.

Turkey jails activist couple of Armenian origin for social media posts Cemil Aksu - Nurcan Vayiç Aksu
Turkey jails activist couple of Armenian origin for social media posts

The international human rights community should protest the arbitrary imprisonment of the Aksu couple rigorously since they are descendants of a people who have been historically persecuted, violated, and subject to genocide.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Assailed Believers Remembered on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Christian persecution is as real today as it’s ever been. Our brothers and sisters suffering it need protection and rescue. They also need prayer. The International Day of Prayer is meant to give that to them.

Forgotten Christian History in Turkey: Review of Byzantium’s Other Empire: Trebizond
Forgotten Christian History in Turkey: Review of Byzantium’s Other Empire: Trebizond

While Turkey’s government turns former churches like Hagia Sophia Trebizond into mosques, Byzantium’s Other Empire: Trebizond helps preserve the past rather than obliterate it.