All Articles on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

After US Withdrawal, Turkey Announces Troops Are in Place for Planned Offensive Against Kurds in Syria
"There are huge concerns about the security ramifications this operation could have. It's very difficult to predict when any military operation might start."
Read more
It is difficult to see in what way Russia is benefited by Turkey’s incursion into northeast Syria. (Photo: @LevHavryliv/Twitter) Views
Winners and Losers From Trump Throwing Syrian Kurds Under the Bus
Washington’s crusade against Iran and Russia (in the latter case with the exception of Trump) is irrelevant to this move, which is mainly about the Kurds and America’s further betrayal of them after they defeated ISIL for us.
Read more
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends Turkey-Serbia Business Forum, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 07, 2019. (Photo: Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun
"The Turkish threats mean that the situation in this region will return to point zero," warned the SDF on Monday. "There will be chaos once again."
Read more
The SDF is now vulnerable to the full might of the Turkish army. (Photo: James Gordon/cc/flickr) Views
What to Expect from Turkey’s Coming Invasion of Syria
Erdogan’s government is preparing to enter Syria for a major military operation against the SDF.
Read more
Syrian Kurds gather around a US armoured vehicle during a demonstration against Turkish threats next to a U.S.-led international coalition base on the outskirts of Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 6, 2019. News
Critics Warn 'Deeply Chilling' Betrayal by Trump Paves Path for Turkish Slaughter of Kurdish Allies
"One way in which Trump is very consistent and stable when it comes to American presidential norms over the decades is betraying Kurds."
Read more
Trump clearly has signed off on this plan, apparently afraid to take Erdogan on. (Photo: Russian President, cc) Views
Trump Talks Tough With Journalists But Lets Real Strongmen Like Turkey’s Erdogan Walk All Over Him
Never has the United States had a more cowardly president, or one who could not be bothered to actually pursue a coherent foreign policy.
Read more
Trump’s desperate ploy, finally to shut Erdogan up about the crown prince and let the whole controversy die down if possible, so as to preserve Bin Salman as quarterback of the White House Middle East game. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Trump Said Considering Extradition of Turkish Cleric to Quiet Erdogan on Khashoggi Murder
A stronger phrase than abject shamelessness needs to be coined in order fully to characterize the cheapness of what the White House is apparently considering
Read more
In Berlin, Turkish Newsman and Pussy Riot Risk It All for Freedom of Speech
Dictators crush dissent and honest reporting with the gun, the sword, the noose and the bone saw.
Read more
President Donald Trump olds a lunch meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and members of his delegation, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on 20 March, 2018 (Photo: AFP) Views
What Will Trump Do About Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance?
All that the US president cares about is making deals and that does not include human rights or democracy
Read more
Warning to US: Erdogan Has Used Same Techniques as Trump to De-Democratize Turkey
Erdogan's rise as an authoritarian strong man is a key lesson to America about how Trump could move the US in a similar direction
Read more