What will Turkey do next in Idlib?

After weeks of intense diplomatic activity, Turkey seems to have managed to avert a full-scale offensive on Idlib province, the last opposition bastion in northwest Syria. Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced a plan to establish a demilitarised buffer zone 15-20km into opposition-held territories. While Russia has indicated…

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Assad Readies Last Major Showdown of Syria War as Turkey Frets

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How Erdogan’s Push for Endless Growth Brought Turkey to the Brink

ISTANBUL—The Turkish lira’s fall has been sudden and sharp. The cause traces back nearly a decade when the country’s leader decided to turn Turkey into something resembling China on a smaller scale, a world-class economy under one man’s firm control. Eager to pull his nation out of an economic contraction that had marred much of…

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Chicken, Turkey and Tuna Have a Beef With Your Burger

Beef, which has long fulfilled America’s hunger for hamburgers, faces fresh competition from poultry producers pushing their own patties onto U.S. grills. Fueling the battle is a record supply of meat in the U.S., pressuring prices and spurring meat producers to seek out new markets. Hormel Foods Corp., one of the largest U.S. turkey suppliers,…

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‘Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia warn Israel against Turkey’

Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine have warned Israel on separate occasions about Turkey’s creeping influence in East Jerusalem, according to a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The report notes that senior officials from the three Arab countries told Israel that Turkey was “extending its influence in Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem” which they said was “part of an…

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Erdogan Wins Another Term as Turkey’s President

ANKARA, Turkey—Voters extended President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 15-year hold on power and endorsed his increasingly authoritarian model of government in one of Washington’s most important but often defiant NATO allies. With 98% of ballots counted, Mr. Erdogan had secured 52.5% of the vote, which would eliminate the need for a runoff, state-run news agency Anadolu…

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Who will Kurds vote for in key Turkey elections?

Istanbul, Turkey – In the run-up to Turkey’s key parliamentary and presidential elections, the Kurdish vote is seen by many as one of the major factors that could determine the outcome. For the first time, voters in Turkey will cast ballots on Sunday in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary polls. The process is in line with…

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