Turkey’s Failed Coup Has Left Erdogan Facing a Test
Talk politics with anyone in Turkey and it is only a matter of time before the conspiracy theories surface. For the skeptical, the temptation is to respond with a weary shrug and a polite smile. But, as anyone who follows the country’s political affairs closely can attest, the first problem with conspiracy theories in Turkey is that the odd one turns out to be true. The second problem is that everyone is convinced that their own particular theory is one of those.
Gareth H. Jenkins in Newsweek. Read the full article here.
Turkey’s Russia Affair
Turkey’s deepening partnership with Russia needs to be situated within a larger context. Turkey is moving closer toward Russia at a time when the West is beset by considerable turmoil. […]