The recent clampdown on teachers and education ministry officials in the wake of the coup attempt adds to a depressing list of continued attempts to staunch dissent in Turkish society.
A NATO ally, Turkey hosts anti-Islamic State aircraft and dozens of nuclear weapons. After the coup attempt, US-Turkish cooperation against ISIS in Syria is at risk.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That’s why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
Investors have been watching Turkey after Sunday’s deadly Ankara bombing brought into question their long-term prospects in the country.
In many towns in Turkey and Lebanon, Syrian refugees are seen as a burden. But in Kilis, Turkey, the locals have remained strikingly charitable.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the downing of a Russian warplane over Turkey “a stab in the back” and warned of “significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations.”