President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A few years ago, if any Armenian was asked what relevance the Syrian province of Idlib would have with regard to any Armenian issues, a few minor topics would come to mind: its proximity to Der Zor, the Armenian Auschwitz, and scattered[...]

There are some countries in the world which are affected by their location in the thick of crosscurrents of international relations and the resulting instability. Armenia happens to be one of those countries, particularly now that it is on[...]

By Axel Corlu ISTANBUL (Ahval) — Despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ability to sell what he sees as his government’s achievements to the public, Turkey’s current posture in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East is[...]

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL) — The resolution passed by the United States House of Representatives to recognize World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide was a shameful step, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while visiting[...]

International relations have their own logic. No matter how chummy heads of states may appear with each other publicly, their policies will continue along their course, based on national interests. The meeting on November 13 between[...]

By David L. Phillips Former Chairman, Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission US President Donald J. Trump and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in the White House on November 13, 2019. During their joint press conference,[...]

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[...]