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Title Publication Date
Turkey's "Long Arm" in Europe The Gatestone Institute January 1, 2017
Turkey's Slide into Authoritarianism Middle East Quarterly Winter 2017
Turkey's Misdiagnosed Kurdish Problem The Gatestone Institute December 20, 2016
Erdogan's Private Youth Army The Gatestone Institute December 11, 2016
Erdogan's Gritted-Teeth Peace with Israel The Gatestone Institute December 6, 2016
Turkey Weighs Freedom for Child Rapists The Gatestone Institute November 27, 2016
Europe Should End Its Planned Marriage with Turkey The Gatestone Institute November 27, 2016
Erdogan's Ambition to Expand Turkey's 1923 Borders The Gatestone Institute November 21, 2016
Trump's Difficult Ally in Ankara The Gatestone Institute November 14, 2016
Erdogan's Galloping Despotism The Gatestone Institute November 13, 2016
Turkey's Difficult Détente With Russia Defense News November 8, 2016
Erdogan's Stealth Jihad against the West The Gatestone Institute October 26, 2016
Red Alert! Protestant Couple 'Security Threat' to Turkey! The Gatestone Institute October 22, 2016
Turkey's Land-Grab Wish List The Gatestone Institute October 20, 2016
Turkey's Dangerous Moves in Iraq The Gatestone Institute October 11, 2016
The Turkey We Have The Gatestone Institute October 2, 2016
Pillars of Turkey's Islamization: Schools, Mosques, and Prisons The Gatestone Institute September 27, 2016
Turkey's Night of the Long Knives The Gatestone Institute September 18, 2016
Shame and Refugees Hürriyet Daily News September 9, 2016
Turkey's Government Blames Its Past Mistakes on Gülenists Hürriyet Daily News September 2, 2016
Turkish Foreign Minister Says Europe is Racist The Gatestone Institute September 1, 2016
Is Ankara Really at War with Jihadis? The Gatestone Institute August 28, 2016
On Turkey's 'Stolen Youth' Hürriyet Daily News August 26, 2016
Turkey's Exhausting Zigzagging between East and West The Gatestone Institute August 23, 2016
'Because They Spoke of Allah' Hürriyet Daily News August 12, 2016
Turkey's Democracy Deficit The Gatestone Institute August 11, 2016
Turkey's Failed Coup Leaves Military Weakened Defense News August 9, 2016
Turkey: Headless Military, Confused Foreign Policy The Gatestone Institute August 8, 2016
Turkey's Useful Idiots Hürriyet Daily News July 29, 2016
Crushing Dissent in Turkey The Gatestone Institute July 28, 2016
Turkey's Intra-Islamist Struggle for Power Hürriyet Daily News July 27, 2016
Coup Attempt in Turkey: A Feast of Pretexts The Gatestone Institute July 21, 2016
Turkey's Absurd Coup Hürriyet Daily News July 20, 2016
Erdogan Shrugged: Turkey's 'War' against ISIS The Gatestone Institute July 7, 2016
Turkey and Israel: Happy Together? The Gatestone Institute June 29, 2016
Turkey's Thuggish Ramadan The Gatestone Institute June 28, 2016
Turkey's Conquest Fetish The Gatestone Institute June 16, 2016
Backstage at Turkey's Shotgun Wedding with Israel The Gatestone Institute June 14, 2016
The Turkish Sultan's New Grand Vizier The Gatestone Institute May 24, 2016
For Turkey's Erdoğan, There Are Bad and Not-so-bad Executions Hürriyet Daily News May 18, 2016
Turkey: Erdogan's Promised 'Reforms' The Gatestone Institute May 18, 2016
Wanted: New Grand Vizier for Turkey's Sultan The Gatestone Institute May 15, 2016
Turkey Setting Sails on Big Naval Ambitions Defense News May 6, 2016
Turkey's Parliament Speaker Calls for a 'Religious Constitution' The Gatestone Institute May 6, 2016
Turkey Rushes Armed Drones after Increased ISIS Threat Defense News May 5, 2016
Turkey's (Not So) Creeping Islamization Hürriyet Daily News April 29, 2016
Turkey's Fake War on Jihadis The Gatestone Institute April 28, 2016
Erdoğan Calls for Faith-Based UN Reform Hürriyet Daily News April 27, 2016
Erdoğanistan Travel Tips Hürriyet Daily News April 22, 2016
Muslim Unity is Just a Slogan Hürriyet Daily News April 20, 2016
Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President The Gatestone Institute April 20, 2016
Turkey's Circus in Washington The Gatestone Institute April 12, 2016
Journalism in Turkey: Newsroom vs. Courtroom The Gatestone Institute March 31, 2016
Turkey's Fighter Aircraft Choices: From Hard to Hardest Hürriyet Daily News March 30, 2016
The European Union Caves to Turkey's Blackmail The Gatestone Institute March 15, 2016
Turkey's Runaway Anti-Semitism The Gatestone Institute March 10, 2016
Erdoğan's One-Man Islamist Show Middle East Quarterly Spring 2016
Saudi Arabia and Turkey Are Walking into a Trap The Gatestone Institute February 16, 2016
Turkey's Haunted Border with Syria The Gatestone Institute February 11, 2016
Turkey and Israel: A Loveless Date The Gatestone Institute February 9, 2016
Turkey's Unrequited Love for Palestinians The Gatestone Institute February 4, 2016
In Turkey, Islamism and Pluralism Don't Mix Hürriyet Daily News January 30, 2016
Turkey's 'Traditional Family Values' Hürriyet Daily News January 29, 2016
Turkey's Free Speech Assault is Beyond 'Worrying' The Gatestone Institute January 27, 2016
Turkish Clerics Weigh in on Father-Daughter Lust The Gatestone Institute January 12, 2016
Blame Terror on Everyone but Terrorists! The Gatestone Institute January 11, 2016
Russian Imperialism Meets Delusions of Ottoman Grandeur The Gatestone Institute December 31, 2015
Turkey's Dangerous Ambitions The Gatestone Institute December 24, 2015
Turkey and Israel: A Rickety Handshake The Gatestone Institute December 23, 2015
EU Woos Turkey Amid Press Crackdown The Gatestone Institute December 13, 2015
Putin Strikes Back Against Turkey The Gatestone Institute December 5, 2015
Turkey is the Wrong Partner to Fight Terror The Gatestone Institute November 28, 2015
In Turkey, an Unnecessary Prosecution The Gatestone Institute November 22, 2015
Arab Spring, French Autumn The Gatestone Institute November 17, 2015
Erdogan's License to Strangle The Gatestone Institute November 16, 2015
Turkey's Stockholm Syndrome The Gatestone Institute November 8, 2015
For Turkey's Government, Ice Cream Is More Dangerous than Bombs The Gatestone Institute November 5, 2015
What Turkey's Elections Will NOT Change The Gatestone Institute October 29, 2015
Turkey's Thugocracy Prepares for Elections The Gatestone Institute October 26, 2015
Turkey Still Dances with ISIS The Gatestone Institute October 15, 2015
The Essential Dynamics of Political Islam in Turkey and Malaysia The Gatestone Institute October 6, 2015
The Turkish Press's New Normal The Gatestone Institute October 4, 2015
Industry Officials: Ankara's Foreign Policy Has Cost Turkish Firms $2.5B Defense News October 3, 2015
Why Assad, Rouhani, and Erdogan Should Change Careers Hürriyet Daily News October 2, 2015
The Limits to Self-Criticism in the Muslim World Hürriyet Daily News September 25, 2015
Turkey's Thaw with Israel Could Be Short-Lived The Gatestone Institute September 21, 2015
Why Do Muslims Flock to the 'Evil West'? The Gatestone Institute September 17, 2015
In Turkey, an Investigation a Day Keeps the Media at Bay The Gatestone Institute September 14, 2015
Industry Unnerved by Spiral of Violence in Turkey Defense News September 12, 2015
Turkey's 'Good' and 'Bad' Terrorists The Gatestone Institute September 10, 2015
America's 'Faustian Bargain' with Turkey The Gatestone Institute September 8, 2015
Turkey's Shadow War on Egypt Undermines Western Interests The Gatestone Institute September 6, 2015
NATO Allies Making It Easier for Iran to Attack Israel The Gatestone Institute September 3, 2015
Turkey: Payback Time? The Gatestone Institute August 30, 2015
Turkey, US Aim to Broaden Campaign Against ISIS Defense News August 23, 2015
Elections in Turkey: Rolling the Dice Again The Gatestone Institute August 20, 2015
US, Germany to Withdraw Patriots from Turkey Defense News August 17, 2015
Turkey's Multiple Wars The Gatestone Institute August 16, 2015
Turkey's Keystone Commandos The Gatestone Institute August 9, 2015
Turkey's 'Compassionate' State Hürriyet Daily News August 7, 2015
Turkey and Its Kurds: At War Again The Gatestone Institute August 6, 2015
ISIS Going Rogue in Turkey, or Is It? The Gatestone Institute August 4, 2015
What Turkey Wants in Syria The Gatestone Institute July 31, 2015
Turkey Turns on Its Jihadists Next Door The Gatestone Institute July 28, 2015
How Turkey Fights the Islamic State The Gatestone Institute July 27, 2015
Turkish Journalists: Guilty Without Trial The Gatestone Institute July 22, 2015
Turkey Advances Indigenous Missile Programs Defense News July 18, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal: Good and Bad News for Turkey The Gatestone Institute July 16, 2015
22 Years after Sivas Massacre, Turkish Islamists Hail the Murderers The Gatestone Institute July 13, 2015
Turkey Finds China Too Big To Bite The Gatestone Institute July 12, 2015
Turkey, Tears, and Terrorism The Gatestone Institute July 7, 2015
How Would You Like Your Syria, Sir? Hürriyet Daily News July 1, 2015
Turkey's Wrong Bet on Syria The Gatestone Institute July 1, 2015
Turkey and Israel: Starting Over? The Gatestone Institute June 28, 2015
Erdogan's Fake Campaign to Save Morsi The Gatestone Institute June 25, 2015
Face it America, Turkey's Just Not That into You The Gatestone Institute June 21, 2015
Turkey's Continuing Press Crackdown The Gatestone Institute June 17, 2015
Post-Election Turkey: Now What? The Gatestone Institute June 11, 2015
Turkey's AKP Blames Election Result on 'the Jewish lobby' and 'Crusaders' Hürriyet Daily News June 10, 2015
An End to the 'Era of Oppression' in Turkey? The Gatestone Institute June 8, 2015
Turkey To Select Foreign Partner for Fighter Program Defense News June 6, 2015
Five Years Later, Mavi Marmara Still Resonates in Turkey The Gatestone Institute June 4, 2015
Turkish Islamists Target Historic Hagia Sophia Church The Gatestone Institute June 2, 2015
Turkey's Double Game with ISIS Middle East Quarterly Summer 2015
Turkey Advances Regional Jet Program Defense News May 31, 2015
Turkey's 'Jerusalem Fetish' The Gatestone Institute May 30, 2015
Turkey, US To Give Syrian Rebels Air Support Defense News May 26, 2015
Is Turkey Still Arming Islamic State? The Gatestone Institute May 25, 2015
Shady Ships and Turkish Lips The Gatestone Institute May 22, 2015
Turks Seeking Export Deals for Helicopters, Armored Vehicles Defense News May 17, 2015
Erdogan's Dream: The Sultan Rules The Gatestone Institute May 16, 2015
Erdoğan's Graying, More Kurdish Turkey Hürriyet Daily News May 15, 2015
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria? The Gatestone Institute May 10, 2015
Turkey's 'Fortune-ists' Hürriyet Daily News May 8, 2015
Turkey's 'Crypto-Jew' Problem The Gatestone Institute May 5, 2015
Will Turkey Go the Way of Weimar Germany? The Gatestone Institute May 2, 2015
The Rise and Fall of a Modern 'Devshirme' in Erdogan's Turkey The Gatestone Institute April 30, 2015
New Anti-Semitic Film All the Rage in Turkey The Gatestone Institute April 27, 2015
Turkey, Ukraine Eye Joint Defense Projects Defense News April 25, 2015
No Racism in Turkey? The Gatestone Institute April 23, 2015
Turks Seek Indigenous Engine Technology Defense News April 18, 2015
Why the 'New Turkey Contract' is an Unworthy Read Hürriyet Daily News April 17, 2015
Genocide, Nazi Popes, and the Turkish Imagination The Gatestone Institute April 16, 2015
Turkey and Iran: Theater of Make Believe The Gatestone Institute April 14, 2015
Syrian Scud Unveils Turk Vulnerabilities Defense News April 11, 2015
ISIS' Turkish Brothers The Gatestone Institute April 11, 2015
For Turkey's Minorities, Four Words Say it All Hürriyet Daily News April 10, 2015
Turkey's "Sun of the Age" The Gatestone Institute April 9, 2015
Erdogan Has Zero Problems with Turkey's Isolation The Gatestone Institute April 6, 2015
Race, Gender, and Collective Schizophrenia in Turkey Hürriyet Daily News April 1, 2015
Turkey's Erdogan: Hopelessly Devoted to Devotion The Gatestone Institute April 1, 2015
Turkey: Is the AKP's "Spell" Reversing? The Gatestone Institute March 29, 2015
Turkey's Erratic Genocide Policy Hürriyet Daily News March 27, 2015
Davutoglu vs. Davutoglu The Gatestone Institute March 26, 2015
Delusions and Dissent in Turkey: Then and Now The Gatestone Institute March 22, 2015
In Turkey, Bribes Paid but Not Taken Hürriyet Daily News March 18, 2015
"Pro-Reform Islamism" in Turkey The Gatestone Institute March 18, 2015
Islamism's Love-Hate Relationship with Democracy The Gatestone Institute March 14, 2015
Poor Piloting in the Turkish Air Force Hürriyet Daily News March 13, 2015
Hamas "Humanitarian" Work in Turkey: An Open Secret The Gatestone Institute March 6, 2015
"Top Secret" Turkey is No Secret The Gatestone Institute March 3, 2015
Dangers of the Turkish Bizarre The Gatestone Institute March 1, 2015
Davutoğlu's Turkish Tomb Raiders Hürriyet Daily News February 27, 2015
An Ottoman Relic—and Turkish Ambitions in Syria—are Re-laid to Rest The Gatestone Institute February 26, 2015
Turkish Tales from the Crypt Hürriyet Daily News February 25, 2015
Turkey's Culture of Misogyny The Gatestone Institute February 24, 2015
Erdoğan's Western Enablers Hürriyet Daily News February 18, 2015
Turkey's Crackdown on Turkish 'Enemies of Turkey' The Gatestone Institute February 15, 2015
His Majesty's Human Farm Hürriyet Daily News February 11, 2015
Turkey's Davutoglu Still Wants a "New Middle East" The Gatestone Institute February 10, 2015
Turkey's Crocodile Tears for the Holocaust The Gatestone Institute February 8, 2015
Erdogan's Continuing Crackdown on Gulen is a Message to All The Gatestone Institute February 5, 2015
How Best to Fight the 'Islamophobia Industry' Hürriyet Daily News February 4, 2015
Why a 'Turkish Tsipras' is an Oxymoron Hürriyet Daily News January 30, 2015
Turkey's Free Speech Impediment The Gatestone Institute January 27, 2015
Turkish Islamists: Je Suis Kouachi! The Gatestone Institute January 26, 2015
Ankara Mayor: Israel to Blame for Charlie Hebdo Attack Hürriyet Daily News January 16, 2015
How to Fight Alleged Corruption in Turkey: Eliminate the Allegers The Gatestone Institute January 15, 2015
On Cartoons and 'Islamophobia' Hürriyet Daily News January 14, 2015
Turkey Will Fight Islamic Extremism, as Soon as It Finds Some The Gatestone Institute January 13, 2015
When Turks Die, Intention is in the Eye of the Beholder The Gatestone Institute January 12, 2015
Ridiculing Islam Starts at Home Hürriyet Daily News January 7, 2015
Erdogan in Wonderland: Press "Freedom" in Turkey The Gatestone Institute January 3, 2015
Why Hamas Feels So at Home in Turkey The Gatestone Institute January 1, 2015
Erdoğan's Grand Ambitions Middle East Quarterly Winter 2015
In Turkey, 'Thief' is not Just a Five-Letter Word Hürriyet Daily News December 31, 2014
Erdogan's Egyptian Nightmare The Gatestone Institute December 30, 2014
Why Does Nobody Want to Play with Turkey? The Gatestone Institute December 26, 2014
Toward a More Perfect Turkish Language Hürriyet Daily News December 26, 2014
Heading for a Jew-Free Turkey The Gatestone Institute December 23, 2014
And Then They Came for the Gulenists: 'Justice' in Turkey The Gatestone Institute December 20, 2014
Muslims Discovered Mercedes! Hürriyet Daily News December 17, 2014
Turkey and the EU: The Kodak-Moment The Gatestone Institute December 14, 2014
Turkey "Improves" Education The Gatestone Institute December 11, 2014
Pluralism in Turkey: A Fairy Tale The Gatestone Institute December 2, 2014
The Turkish Governor's "Huge Hatred" The Gatestone Institute November 29, 2014
Erdoğan, on Women Hürriyet Daily News November 28, 2014
Legitimate and Illegitimate Dictators Hürriyet Daily News November 26, 2014
Mr. Davutoğlu vs. Prime Minister Davutoğlu Hürriyet Daily News November 21, 2014
Turkey's "Foreign" Citizens The Gatestone Institute November 19, 2014
"Zionist" Olive Trees in Turkey The Gatestone Institute November 16, 2014
A Turkish Quest to "Liberate" Jerusalem The Gatestone Institute November 13, 2014
Turkey's Rules for Safety The Gatestone Institute November 8, 2014
Turkey by Numbers Hürriyet Daily News November 7, 2014
Don't Tell Erdogan Jihadists Kill People The Gatestone Institute November 6, 2014
A Two-and-a-Half-Country Union Hürriyet Daily News November 5, 2014
Erdogan's Book of Defeat The Gatestone Institute October 31, 2014
Normalization between Ankara and Jerusalem? Guess Again. The Gatestone Institute October 30, 2014
A Heartbroken Turk Belly-Dancing to Persian Santouri Hürriyet Daily News October 29, 2014
Turkey: No Longer a "Rock Star" on Arab Street The Gatestone Institute October 27, 2014
How Turkish Enchantment Fails to Enchant Hürriyet Daily News October 22, 2014
Turkey's Love Affair with Hamas The Gatestone Institute October 19, 2014
Turkey's Boomerang War in Syria The Gatestone Institute October 16, 2014
Did Someone Say 'Conquest'? Hürriyet Daily News October 15, 2014
Peace in the Time of Curfews Hürriyet Daily News October 10, 2014
Who Does Turkey Support? The Gatestone Institute October 7, 2014
The Few Brave Men of Turkey The Gatestone Institute October 4, 2014
Turkey? Antisemitic? Who, Me? The Gatestone Institute October 1, 2014
The Wrong Path to Heaven Hürriyet Daily News September 26, 2014
How Turkey Plans to "Combat Anti-Semitism" The Gatestone Institute September 25, 2014
Turkey: What Ally? The Gatestone Institute September 22, 2014
The World's First Christian Imams Hürriyet Daily News September 19, 2014
Confusion over "Jihad" The Gatestone Institute September 11, 2014
Turkey's New Government: Old Wine in a New Bottle The Gatestone Institute September 10, 2014
In Turkey, It is Better to be Sorry than Safe – Again Hürriyet Daily News September 10, 2014
How to Be "A Disgrace to Humanity" in Turkey The Gatestone Institute September 4, 2014
Sorry to Remind You Once Again (but Golda Meir was Right) Hürriyet Daily News and Gatestone Institute July-August 2014
Erdoğan's Second Home Not in Good Shape Hürriyet Daily News September 3, 2014
The Prime Foreign Minister Hürriyet Daily News August 29, 2014
When We Do and Do Not Like Colonialists Hürriyet Daily News August 20, 2014
Turkey's Forthcoming Elections MEF Wire March 7, 2014
Is the Turco-Iranian Friendship Real? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2014

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Turkey To Build Military Base in Qatar Middle East Forum Blog December 16, 2015

Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System
by F. Michael Wuthrich
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2016

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