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Turkey: Election time again
The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on Islamist politics and returning to a regime based on the separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers.
Turkey’s tactical bear hug with Russia
In theory, Turkey’s relations with Russia have never been brighter. However, behind the nice façade lie a deep ideological divide, mutual mistrust and diverging regional interests.
Erdogan vs. the free press
“The process of gathering the Turkish media industry in one hand according to the Putin model is completed,” wrote Kadri Gürsel, a veteran journalist.
Turkey’s rocky Syrian battleground
Russia has given Turkey a limited free hand in its engagement in northern Syria, mainly to deepen U.S.-Turkish and NATO-Turkish divisions. But Russia is not Turkey’s strategic ally.