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Indian Muslims: A rich hunting ground for Middle Eastern rivals –...

James M. Dorsey | When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” he probably...

Turkey seeks nearly 150 arrests over Gulen ties: report

AFP | Turkish police on Friday launched nationwide raids to detain nearly 150 people, including military personnel, suspected of ties to the group blamed for...

Saudi sent ‘cover-up team’ to dispose of Khashoggi body: report

AFP | Saudi Arabia deployed a chemist and toxicology expert to Istanbul after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an attempt to cover up...

Turkey, Saudi at odds over Istanbul consulate search: reports

AFP | Turkey and Saudi Arabia are at odds over a planned search by the Turkish authorities at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate where journalist Jamal...

Rifts between “Middle East Allies” rising – James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Tumblr. Three recent developments lay bare the fragility...

Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet shaken by internal strife

AFP | The Istanbul headquarters of Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet hums with the daily excitement of a busy newsroom as reporters work the phones chasing...

From the pastor crisis to the S-400 showdown, Turkey-US conflict still...

Imran Jan | Turkey and the United States are at loggerheads with each other over the issue of two "religious preachers" from their countries respectively....

Turkey expected to hike rates in new test for central bank

AFP | The Turkish central bank is expected to lift interest rates on Thursday to combat the plunge in value of the lira and rampant...

Bitter pills: Erdogan’s possible remedies for Turkey crisis

AFP | The crash in the Turkish lira sparked by US sanctions has left President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing the biggest economic challenge of his...

Why has Turkey’s currency fallen so sharply?

AFP | Turkey's lira has bled value against the dollar, leaving the country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing its most serious economic challenge since...

Bigotry against Muslims and Ozil ignites #MeTwo campaign in Europe

Simran Shoaib | Following the trending hashtag ‘#MeToo’ campaign, a similar campaign is known as ‘#MeTwo’ recently incepted in July 2018, attracting many Muslims to...

What happens if Syrian troops attack Idlib?

AFP | After recapturing most of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is threatening to march on opposition forces in Idlib, the densely populated northwest province that...

Big power competition in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is Trump missing the...

James M. Dorsey | A Trump administration decision to sanction two key Turkish officials in retaliation for the continued detention of an American cleric coupled...

An alleged spy stirs trade war between Turkey and U.S.

News Analysis | After calling President Recep Tayyip  Erdogan to intervene into the matter, when a Turkish court ordered to keep the Turkey-based US pastor...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

Qatar: Another reason for the rift between NATO allies?

Mehmet Ersoy | On Wednesday, June 7, the Turkish media wrote that Parliament voted to deploy 5,000 troops in the Turkish military base in Qatar...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Turkish troops march for Qatar’s support: Escalation in the Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | Turkey’s Parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country’s military...

New Turkish Army in Syria: What are the objectives this time?

Mehmet Ersoy | On Tuesday, May 30, Inside Syria media center wrote that Ankara was creating a new formation of the fractured units of the Free Syrian...

Erdogan uses high-handed tactics to suppress protesting Turks in the US

News Analysis | Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces and several armed individuals, violently charged a group of protesters outside...

What will happen to Turkey now that it has “democratically” elected...

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Recep Tayyip Erdogan was already ruling Turkey under a state of emergency but with Sunday's YES majority (51.7%) vote, the...

Regional dynamics ensure that Erdogan’s ‘rigged’ referendum will be overlooked

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The mystique of democratic elections will never wither away. My late father used to reminisce how agonizing the waiting was in...

Erdogan’s money troubles

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call for citizens to convert their dollars to prop up the sagging Turkish lira continues to elicit colorful responses. Barbers...

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