Articles

  • August 12, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkey's Neighborhood Bullies

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's foreign ministry keeps bullying his country's neighbors and the region.

  • July 30, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkey's Child Brides

    The Islamist rule in the once secular country has added to the problem of child brides instead of combating it.

  • July 30, 2018|Burak BekdilBESA Center

    Turkey: New System, Old One-Man Show

    Erdoğan has never hidden his appetite for limitless one-man rule. If his new executive presidency sounds like a joke, that may be because it is.

  • July 25, 2018|Burak BekdilSigma Insight Turkey

    Turkey Makes Its Mark on the World Cup: The 2018 Turkish Election Results Explained

    Spoiler alert: Turkey did not qualify for the World Cup.

  • July 24, 2018|Burak BekdilSigma Insight Turkey

    Did Someone Say 'An Apartheid State'?

    As always, "right-wing" Turkey is furious because "right-wing" Israel did something "right-wing," which is apparently only "right" when Turkey practices it.  

  • July 23, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Party of One: Even the Arabs Are Sick of Erdoğan

    Turkey's longest reigning president has achieved a rare feat: making his country equally unloved by Muslim nations and Israel at the same time.  

  • July 10, 2018|Burak BekdilSigma Insight Turkey

    The Palace Party: Turkey's New Journey

    No doubt, Mr Erdoğan and his 22 very important guests must have had fun at the palace party in Ankara.

  • June 29, 2018|Burak BekdilBESA Center Perspectives

    Post-Election Turkey: The Birth of an Islamist-Nationalist Alliance

    Erdoğan's victory will mean confrontations with nations both inside and outside Turkey's region.

  • June 20, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkey: Erdoğan's "Holy War" Obsession

    Once again, we are hearing promises of holy war, and an angry Islamist threatening a Christian state

  • June 17, 2018|Burak BekdilBESA Center Perspectives

    Turkey: Election Time Again

    The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on Islamist politics and returning to a regime based on the separation of legislative, executive, and judicial powers

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