Winners and Losers of Turkey’s Failed Coup

September 01, 2016

Shifting alignments in the aftermath of Turkey’s failed coup could bring peace to Yemen and Syria—but only if regional leaders can agree on some rules. As the dust begins to settle from Turkey’s failed coup, we can start to identify some winners and losers—although predicting things in...

Purge Risks Weakening Turkish Security Forces

July 22, 2016

Erdogan will likely use the momentum of the crackdown to support his efforts to increase the presidency’s executive powers. The short-lived coup attempt in Turkey was launched by a section of the armed forces on July 15 by the so-called Peace at Home Council. During the ensuing hours, 145...

Who is Fethullah Gulen?

July 20, 2016

Is the Turkish Islamist a modernizer or a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Followers of Fethullah Gulen say he preaches a new, modern form of Islam. Critics charge that he is a power-hungry wolf in sheep’s clothing preparing to convert secular Turkey into an Islamic republic—a conspirator who has...

How Did Turkey End Up Here?

July 18, 2016

As Turkey reels from last week’s failed coup, one-time Istanbul resident Samantha North reflects on how events have unfolded. It is sobering and painful to imagine bad fortune befalling those places you hold dear; to know that the streets that you once frequented and the bridges you once...