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Turkey?s Difficult Mission in Idlib

If the agreement between Turkey and Russia that delayed an assault on the Syrian province of Idlib fails, Turkey and Europe will face a new wave of refugees and renewed threats of terrorist attacks.


Chapter 3: The Arrival

ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.


Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria

The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.


A World of Tyrants and Graves

In Syria, the line between fighting for democracy and fighting for survival is razor sharp.


Defying Erdogan, Turkey?s Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

The bank?s move, to ramp up the benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points, had long been resisted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Edgy Investors Are Retreating From Risky Economies

In stark contrast to the U.S., where a bull market continues, investors are pulling out of developing economies as the economic and financial risks mount.


Trump, Erdogan and the New Global Order

The Trump administration must not choose drastic and destabilizing steps to put further pressure on Turkey or strong-arm allies into playing along with its decisions.


Golden Statue of Erdogan Is Removed in German City

The 13-foot statue of the Turkish president put up at an art festival was hauled away in the city of Wiesbaden amid fears that it was a security concern.


Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers? Weekly Vigil

Officers used tear gas to stop a regular demonstration to remember people thought to have disappeared in police custody. Nearly 50 people were arrested.


Gold Trader in High-Security Jail Was Smuggled Booze, Cell Phones and More by Guard

The former guard pleaded guilty to taking at least $25,000 from the wealthy Turkish gold trader in exchange for bringing him food, vitamin C packets and other contraband.