When he was mayor of Istanbul in the 1990s, now-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared democracy to a streetcar. “You ride it until you arrive at your destination,” he said. “Then you step off.” On Monday, Erdogan stepped off the streetcar.
A cache of wiretaps originating in Turkey appear to show the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aiding the passage of militant fighters tied to the ISIS terror group into and out of Syria, according to new reports that are raising questions about Turkey’s commitment to its military alliance with Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post published a second op-ed in five months from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the world’s worst curtailers of press freedom.
If the Trump administration is basing its withdrawal from Syria on Erdogan’s promises to replace Washington’s leadership role, which includes protecting the Kurds, it better come up with a new plan.
Six senators, including some of the president’s strongest supporters in the chamber, urged him Thursday to rethink his withdrawal from Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan published an opinion piece in the Washington Post Friday attacking Saudi Arabia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Long-imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson is set to be released from Turkish prison this month, something the Trump administration has demanded for months.
Key advocates pressing Turkey for the release of a U.S. pastor and several other U.S. diplomats are praising the Trump administration for refusing to negotiate with Ankara about U.S. sanctions relief even as they acknowledge an impasse in the efforts to win the Americans’ freedom.