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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Khashoggi’s murder and the battle for supremacy in the Sunni world
Now that Saudi Arabia has acknowledged its responsibility for the Khashoggi murder, it is time to clarify Turkey's role and responsibility in the affair, from the perspective of the battle between Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi Arabia's Muhammad Bin Salman for the leadership of the Sunni world.
Saudi Arabia is still a partner
As of now, Israel and the United States don't have another partner in the region, not one as reliable and stable as Saudi Arabia.
Why do Middle Eastern refugees vandalize Christian structures?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often argued that Christian Europe should admit more Muslim refugees.
The unknown Turkish refugee crisis
Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark country in the ongoing refugee crisis. What is less known is that ity is also generating refugees of its own.
After Khashoggi: How the Sunni feud between Saudi Arabia and Turkey plays out in the Mideast
The cover-up and now acknowledgment of the Saudi government’s role in the grizzly slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has highlighted a significant power struggle between two regional foes—Saudi Arabia and Turkey—and threatening to cause further regional instability.
David M. Weinberg
Don’t throw MBS under the bus!
For all its legendary wealth, Saudi Arabia is, after all, a failed state with tribal divisions, byzantine oligarchic intrafamily enmities, zealously rigid religious leaders and a barbaric “justice” system.
Saudi Arabia’s sticky situation
The Saudis loath the Turkish dictator, who dreams of resurrecting the Ottoman Empire—and the feeling is mutual.
The ‘Saudi affair’ in Istanbul unveils Sunni vs. Sunni rivalry
Turkey, pursuing its own Islamist agenda and trying to rival Saudi influence in the Sunni world, is just too happy to have discredited the Wahhabi royals.
Turkey’s Syrian quagmire
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not understand that his biggest divergence with Russia is over the future of all of Syria, not just a Syrian province.
Turkey takes pragmatic steps towards repairing damaged relations with Israel
Reported discussions between the two countries are in the works five months after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blamed Israel for its response to violent protests along the Gaza border, labeling the country as a “terrorist state” that commits “genocide.”
Grappling with the US-Turkey diplomatic crisis
The current situation is fundamentally different from other crises. Turkish public sentiment in the 1960s and 1970s was largely pro-American (and anti-Soviet). Today, 79 percent of Turks have an unfavorable opinion of the United States.
Turkey: New system, old one-man show
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, undoubtedly the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history, has already ruled the country longer than Atatürk, the founder of modern, secular Turkey.
Turkey likely to get F-35 jets, despite inflammatory rhetoric and Islamist pull
Ultimately, the United States will decide. Multiple bills are being debated in Congress designed to challenge and block the sale.
Israel weighs measures to counter growing Turkish influence in Jerusalem
Turkey has carried out 400 local projects, including restoration work on the Dome of the Rock and new dormitories at Ramallah’s Al-Quds University, and has attempted to purchase property in Jerusalem.
Endowment for Middle East Truth
Sarah N. Stern
Time to wake up to Erdoğan’s Turkey
The regime continues to trample on the right of its citizens, including freedom of speech, of association, and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities.