President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

By Kareem Fahim and Sarah Dadouch ISTANBUL (Washington Post) — Russia agreed on Tuesday, October 22, to help remove Syrian Kurdish fighters from a large swath of Turkey’s southern border, giving its blessing to a Turkish military[...]

Turkey was the beneficiary of pre-Soviet-era turmoil in the Caucasus, signing the Treaty of Kars of 1923; it continues to benefit also during the realignment of powers in the post-Soviet period. Following the collapse of the Soviet Empire,[...]

By Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt WASHINGTON (New York Times) — For nine months, the Pentagon played down the presence of its 1,000 troops in Syria, hoping that President Trump would not focus on the extent to which the American[...]

NEW YORK — An exhibition of the works of award-winning Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Güler (1928-2018), given the epithet of the “eye of Istanbul,” was inaugurated on September 23 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the[...]

By Carlotta Gall ISTANBUL (New York Times) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suffered the biggest defeat of his political career on Sunday, June 23, as his candidate for Istanbul mayor conceded defeat in a repeat election. The[...]

By Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi Between 1894 and 1924, the number of Christians in Asia Minor fell from some 3-4 million to just tens of thousands — from 20 percent of the area’s population to under 2%. Turkey has long attributed[...]

By Carlotta Gall ISTANBUL (New York Times) — Turkey’s electoral authorities wiped away a crushing defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, May 6, ordering a rerun of the race for mayor of Istanbul won by the opposition[...]

ISTANBLU (Bloomberg) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the deportation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century was “reasonable” at the time. Erdogan made the comment on April 24 at a symposium where[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Facing official commemorations of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2019 and new resolutions or political declarations of third-party countries (France, Italy, Portugal), Turkey adopted an aggressive tone and a[...]