Reading Time: 4 minutes When parts of the military staged a coup in Turkey on Friday, their goal was to dislodge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. But the opposite is happening: Erdogan is using the opportunity to uproot his opposition. Read our report from inside Turkey.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Our first report from Istanbul
Reading Time: 5 minutes With a military coup unfolding in Turkey, it’s useful to read this piece we published back in May — noting the possibility of a coup and providing context.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Turkey’s strongman has been shedding friends and picking up enemies at a rapid rate. But will his increasingly frantic efforts to suppress dissent keep the lid on?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Syria is a mess. And the narrative in mainstream media keeps swinging from one extreme to another, failing to grasp the complexities of the situation.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Turks against Kurds, ISIS against Kurds, Russia against ISIS, Turkey against Russia — who will be the winner? And how will it affect the rest of the world?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Family, friends and colleagues doubt that activist and reporter Jacky Sutton took her own life in a Turkish airport. New evidence bolsters their case.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Turkey’s rush to privatize state assets and mine its natural resources is turning a nation blessed with tremendous clean energy potential into a dirtier one. And it’s not just the environment that’s polluted. James Ryan investigates from Istanbul.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The United States and its allies have been so eager to remove the Assad regime in Syria that they’ve enabled some extreme elements to move into the void. Could the Western strategy in Syria result in the displacement of a secular regime with elements of Al Qaeda?
Reading Time: 7 minutes America and its allies appear about to launch a war against Syria. The justification is that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is using chemical weapons against the Syrian people. But a closer look raises doubts about whether Assad is using the weapons, whether the US-backed opposition is using them—or some combination. This is a timely must-read.