Writings by Burak Bekdil

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Why Erdoğan Wants a UN Seat for Muslims Gatestone InstituteNovember 14, 2023
Erdoğan: 'Final Solution' Is Independent Palestinian State, Israel with Pre-1967 Borders Gatestone InstituteOctober 13, 2023
Turkish Media's Anti-Israel Screeds Reveal Erdoğan's True Beliefs Gatestone InstituteOctober 10, 2023
Turkey Seeks Repeat of Drone Success Story for Land Systems Defense NewsOctober 4, 2023
Putin's Man in Ankara: Erdoğan Gatestone InstituteOctober 4, 2023
Turkey: An Air Force Without Wings Gatestone InstituteSeptember 22, 2023
Erdoğan: Willing Hostage to Putin's Anti-West Doctrine Gatestone InstituteSeptember 7, 2023
Russia Sent a Message to Turkey When It Bombed Motor Sich, Say Experts DefenseNewsAugust 11, 2023
Erdogan's Most Eminent Men: Turkey's New Spymasters Gatestone InstituteJuly 21, 2023
Is Erdoğan Hoping to Bring 84 Million Turks into Europe? Gatestone InstituteJuly 14, 2023
Brace for Another Tumultuous Five Years of Erdoğan Gatestone InstituteMay 31, 2023
Turkey's Elections: Nationalist Identity Politics Wins Out Over Misery Gatestone InstituteMay 23, 2023
Arms Industry Takes Center Stage in Turkey's Tense Election Campaign DefenseNewsMay 11, 2023
Turkey's Navy Receives Its Largest-Ever Ship, the TCG Anadolu Defense NewsApril 11, 2023
Turkey: A Belated Farewell to Erdoğan? Gatestone InstituteMarch 30, 2023
Turkish Corruption Palooza, Earthquake Edition Gatestone InstituteMarch 24, 2023
Turkey's Top Religious Body: Pedophilia Yes, Adoption No Gatestone InstituteMarch 2, 2023
Earthquake Unveils Turkey's Many Ugly Faces Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2023
Erdoğan Stirs Up Mischief in Greece, While Turks Who Live There Enjoy Their Ouzo Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 17, 2023
Strategic Patience with Turkey to Undercut Erdoğan Ahead of Election Gatestone InstituteFebruary 3, 2023
Turkey's Elections Are Not Just Turkey's Gatestone InstituteJanuary 26, 2023
Turkey: Putin's Open Door for Harming Western Interests Gatestone InstituteJanuary 20, 2023
It's Not Easy Being a Woman (Or a Girl) in Turkey Gatestone InstituteDecember 30, 2022
Erdogan's Syrian Gambit The Gatestone InstituteDecember 28, 2022
Turkey and Israel: 'On' Again, Only to Be 'Off' Again Gatestone InstituteDecember 8, 2022
The Russia-Turkish Bond to Harm the West Gatestone InstituteNovember 18, 2022
Is Erdoğan About to Get His Comeuppance? Gatestone InstituteNovember 1, 2022
Turkey: A NATO Ally? Gatestone InstituteOctober 28, 2022
Erdoğan Takes NATO-Member Turkey into Russia's Orbit Gatestone InstituteSeptember 23, 2022
Erdoğan's Fake Peace with Israel: A Tactical Move Gatestone InstituteSeptember 21, 2022
Erdoğan's 'Terrorists' Gatestone InstituteSeptember 5, 2022
Congress Holds Key to Turkey-Greece Balance of Air Power Gatestone InstituteAugust 25, 2022
Why Is Turkey About to Receive More Russian Missiles? Defense NewsAugust 16, 2022
Erdoğan's Choreographed Row with NATO Is for Domestic Consumption Gatestone InstituteJuly 7, 2022
Erdoğan's Threats to Fellow NATO Member Greece Are All Bark, No Bite Gatestone InstituteJuly 5, 2022
Turkey Seeks to Repair Ties to Western Procurement Club Defense NewsJune 6, 2022
NATO Should NOT Pay Ransom to Turkey; Instead, It Should Amend Rules to Expel It Gatestone InstituteJune 5, 2022
Erdoğan Must Be Opposed, not Appeased Gatestone InstituteMay 26, 2022
Why Erdoğan's NATO Blackmail Is Subversion Gatestone InstituteMay 18, 2022
Turkey: Beware of Islamists Bearing Gifts The Gatestone InstituteApril 10, 2022
Iran's Long Arm in Turkey, Turkey's Fake "Peace" The Gatestone InstituteMarch 20, 2022
Rolls-Royce, Kale to Develop Engine for Turkish Fighter Defense NewsMarch 14, 2022
Diyanet Serves as Tool for Turkish Soft Power in Germany Focus on Western IslamismMarch 11, 2022
Russian Invasion of Ukraine Is Reviving Euro-Turkish Fighter Efforts Defense NewsMarch 9, 2022
Erdoğan, in Trouble at Home, Fishing for Trouble in the Aegean The Gatestone InstituteMarch 5, 2022
The EastMed Pipeline: More Needed than Ever The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 28, 2022
Turkish Islamist Foundation Linked to Child Sexual Abuse Is Financing NYC Dormitory American ThinkerJanuary 30, 2022
Istanbul's Mayor Challenges Erdoğan The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 29, 2022
Erdoğan's Neo-Ottoman Ambitions Turning Eastward The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 28, 2022
Poverty, Economic Turmoil Shaking Erdoğan's Throne The Gatestone InstituteDecember 14, 2021
Biden's Two-Faced Agenda on Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 3, 2021
Erdoğan's Quest for a New Sharia-Based Alliance The Gatestone InstituteNovember 12, 2021
Turkey Drifting Further into Russian Orbit The Gatestone InstituteNovember 9, 2021
Greek-U.S.-French Pact Is a Deterrent to Turkish Aggression The Gatestone InstituteOctober 29, 2021
Turkey Eyes Jets, Engines and Subs as It Moves Further into Russia's Orbit Defense NewsOctober 7, 2021
Ukraine Is Set to Buy 24 Turkish Drones. So Why Hasn't Russia Pushed Back? Defense NewsSeptember 29, 2021
Turkey: NATO's Pro-Russian, Taliban-Friendly Ally The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 24, 2021
Erdogan's Plans for the Future of Afghanistan The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 6, 2021
Disasters Expose Erdoğan's Paper Tiger Sultanate BESA Center PerspectivesSeptember 3, 2021
How an Erdoğan Crony Made a Fortune BESA Center PerspectivesSeptember 1, 2021
Turkish University Fires Israeli Professor for Private Remarks The Gatestone InstituteAugust 24, 2021
Get Ready for Europe's Next Migrant Crisis The Gatestone InstituteAugust 17, 2021
Turkey and the West: Drifting Further Apart The Gatestone InstituteAugust 6, 2021
Give War a Chance: Turkish Leader Finesses Political Defeat BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 30, 2021
How Long Will Western Deterrence of Erdoğan's Aegean Aggression Last? BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 27, 2021
Erdoğan's Favorite Mobster Turns against Him, Reveals Secrets BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 20, 2021
How Erdoğan's Miscalculation Crippled Turkey's Aerial Firepower The Gatestone InstituteJuly 5, 2021
A Mobster Reveals Turkey's Arms Shipments to Jihadis The Gatestone InstituteJuly 3, 2021
Erdoğan's Eastern Med Repentance: Too Little, Too Late BESA Center PerspectivesJune 17, 2021
The West's Nauseating "Post-Truth" over Gaza BESA Center PerspectivesJune 7, 2021
Biden's Use of the G-Word Furthers Turkey's Isolation BESA Center PerspectivesJune 1, 2021
Turkey: How Not to Handle a Pandemic BESA Center PerspectivesMay 28, 2021
Erdoğan Takes Anti-Israel Hysteria to New Heights The Gatestone InstituteMay 19, 2021
Turkey Arrests Nine More in Defense Industry Espionage Case Defense NewsMay 3, 2021
How Erdoğan's Pledge for Reform Collapsed in Five Months The Gatestone InstituteApril 29, 2021
Do Turkey's Economic Woes Threaten Erdoğan's Rule? The Gatestone InstituteApril 21, 2021
Erdoğan's Foreign Adversaries Have Learned to "Show Him Teeth" The Gatestone InstituteApril 11, 2021
The Rise and Rise of Turkish Drone Technology BESA Center PerspectivesApril 11, 2021
Jihadis Are Becoming Turkey's Permanent Proxy Force BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 31, 2021
Turkey Detains 26 Suspects over Defense Industry Espionage Charges Defense NewsMarch 30, 2021
The "Cougar Mystery" That Killed 40 Turkish Soldiers BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 29, 2021
Erdoğan vs. the Kurds: Where Will It End? The Gatestone InstituteMarch 11, 2021
Turkey's Gara Affair: How Not to Rescue Hostages BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 10, 2021
Erdoğan's Turkey Cannot Modernize Via Constitutional Reform BESA Center PerspectivesFebruary 25, 2021
Erdoğan's War Against Freedom on Campus The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 23, 2021
Islamism Is Stunting Turkish Academic Achievement BESA Center PerspectivesFebruary 5, 2021
Profiling Erdoğan's Voters—No Democracy, No Problem BESA Center PerspectivesJanuary 28, 2021
Turkey and Greece: Still More Peace Talks The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 27, 2021
Will Turkey Next Turn to Russia for Advanced Fighter Jets? BESA Center PerspectivesJanuary 21, 2021
Turkey Pays the Price for Erdoğan's Reckless S-400 Gambit BESA Center PerspectivesJanuary 10, 2021
Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 6, 2021
Will Turkey's Bully Cave to Europe's Pressure? The Gatestone InstituteDecember 26, 2020
Turkey's Failed Boycott Threats BESA Center PerspectivesDecember 24, 2020
Erdoğan's "Please Sanction Me" Challenge BESA Center PerspectivesDecember 9, 2020
Turkey: Islamist Justice at Its Best The Gatestone InstituteDecember 9, 2020
Turkey's Not-So-New Islamist Normal The Gatestone InstituteDecember 8, 2020
Erdoğan's New Charm Offensive: Bogus Democratic Reforms The Gatestone InstituteDecember 5, 2020
Turkish Firm Develops AI-powered Software for Drone Swarms Defense NewsNovember 24, 2020
4 in 10 Turks Are Strangers in Their Own Country BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 24, 2020
Turkey in Talks with South Korea to Salvage Altay Tank Program Defense NewsNovember 19, 2020
Erdoğan's Next Step? Close the Turkish Straits to Greek Shipping BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 15, 2020
What Biden's Victory Means for Turkey BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 11, 2020
Erdoğan's Jihad on "Infidel Europe" The Gatestone InstituteNovember 7, 2020
Erdoğan's Costly "Make Turkey Great Again" Program BESA Center PerspectivesOctober 25, 2020
Turkish Islamism and Pedophilia The Gatestone InstituteOctober 20, 2020
Turkey's Much-Hyped Defense Industry Far from Self-Sufficient Defense NewsOctober 13, 2020
Erdoğan and His Arab "Brothers" BESA Center PerspectivesOctober 8, 2020
A Fifth War with Greece Won't Do Turkey Any Good The Gatestone InstituteOctober 5, 2020
Erdoğan Hypes Yet Another Hydrocarbon Discovery The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 3, 2020
Turkify Turkey's Names? Really? BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 30, 2020
Erdoğan's Schoolboy Response to the Israel-UAE Deal BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 27, 2020
Erdoğan Needs New Enemies The Gatestone InstituteAugust 22, 2020
Will Erdoğan's God Stop the Turkish Lira's Slide? BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 20, 2020
Turkey's Generation Z: A Youth Challenge to Erdoğan BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 10, 2020
"This Is Not the Country I Dreamed of": Turkey's Youth Want Out The Gatestone InstituteAugust 1, 2020
Paradoxical Turkey BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 30, 2020
Hagia Sophia and Turkey's Supremacism The Gatestone InstituteJuly 14, 2020
Turkey: How Erdoğan's Migrant Blackmail Failed The Gatestone InstituteJuly 10, 2020
Turkey's Demographics Defy Erdoğan's Designs BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 10, 2020
Turkey and Qatar: Love in Bloom BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 1, 2020
Erdoğan Wishes Turkey "Many More Happy Conquests" The Gatestone InstituteJune 20, 2020
Erdoğan Polarizes Turks, Courts Disaster BESA Center PerspectivesJune 8, 2020
Turkey's Selective Amnesia BESA Center PerspectivesJune 3, 2020
Erdoğan's Libya Campaign: Another Neo-Ottoman Design The Gatestone InstituteJune 3, 2020
Turkish 'Justice': Free Mobsters, Keep Dissidents Locked Up The Gatestone InstituteMay 12, 2020
Are the Kurds the Next Kingmakers in Turkey? BESA Center PerspectivesMay 11, 2020
The Turkish Sultan's Dubious Charm Offensive BESA Center PerspectivesMay 7, 2020
Death on a Hunger Strike Unmasks a Hate-Filled Turkey The Gatestone InstituteMay 5, 2020
Turkey's Erdoğan Buoyed by Collective Fear of Coronavirus The Gatestone InstituteApril 23, 2020
Erdoğan Fights Turkey's Mayors, Not COVID-19 BESA Center PerspectivesApril 23, 2020
Turkey: Erdoğan's Post-Corona, Existential Economic Challenge The Gatestone InstituteApril 15, 2020
Turkey's Foreign Policy Blunders Deprive It of Critical Arms Systems BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 31, 2020
Turkey and Russia: Not Friends After All BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 26, 2020
Turkey: Violence against Women Continues to Escalate The Gatestone InstituteMarch 24, 2020
Turkey's Coronavirus Mirage BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 24, 2020
Kastellorizo: Tiny Island, Colossal Dispute BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 11, 2020
Islamist Parties in Turkey: A Perpetual Matryoshka BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 9, 2020
Europe Must Not Fall Victim to Erdoğan's Blackmail The Gatestone InstituteMarch 6, 2020
Turkey's Erdoğan Even Alienates Turkish Cypriots The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 25, 2020
Greek Islanders Want Their Lives Back Gatestone InstituteFebruary 20, 2020
Turkey Reveals New Plan to Buy Drones, Helicopters and Air Defense Systems Defense NewsFebruary 18, 2020
Erdoğan's 'Make-Turkey-More-Islamic' Campaign Is a Failure The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 15, 2020
The Soleimani Affair Reveals Turkey's Directionless Regional Policy BESA Center PerspectivesJanuary 8, 2020
Turkey's Ambitions in Libya and the Mediterranean Hinge on Naval Expansion The Gatestone InstituteDecember 30, 2019
Osman Kavala and Turkey's 'Fantastical Fiction' The Gatestone InstituteDecember 23, 2019
How a Small Investment Is Set to Earn a Turkish Businessman $4.4B from Tank Sales Defense NewsDecember 19, 2019
Turkey: Jihadist Highway Revisited BESA Center PerspectivesDecember 6, 2019
Turkey's Open Secret: Fake Secularism The Gatestone InstituteDecember 3, 2019
Turkey's New 'Bashibazouks': The Free Syrian Army The Gatestone InstituteOctober 22, 2019
How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get? The Gatestone InstituteOctober 14, 2019
Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons! The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 18, 2019
Turkey Adopts Eurasianism The Gatestone InstituteJuly 30, 2019
Russia Offers Su-57 Fighter to Turkey if U.S. Blocks F-35 Deal Defense NewsMay 6, 2019
Poor Friendless Erdoğan The Gatestone InstituteApril 30, 2019
Turkey and the EU: A Doomed Engagement BESA Center PerspectivesApril 28, 2019
How Turkey's Democracy Went From Insanity to 'Beyond Insanity' Gatestone InstituteApril 26, 2019
Turkey's Fiscal State Threatens to Impact Defense Imports and Programs Defense NewsApril 22, 2019
How Turkey's Industry Could Suffer From the S-400 Deal with Russia Defense NewsApril 11, 2019
Turkey's Elections: What Do They Mean for Turkey and Erdoğan? Gatestone InstituteApril 5, 2019
Israel-Bashing Season Re-Opens in Turkey Gatestone InstituteMarch 27, 2019
Turkey: Putin's Ally in NATO? Gatestone InstituteMarch 19, 2019
"Make Turkey Great Again" Collides With the U.S. Gatestone InstituteFebruary 22, 2019
Has Turkish President Erdoğan Distanced Himself from the Muslim Brotherhood? Gatestone InstituteFebruary 7, 2019
Turkey's Contradictory Approach to Missile Defense BESA Center PerspectivesJanuary 22, 2019
Re-conquest of Constantinople Sigma Insight TurkeyJanuary 16, 2019
Erdoğan Is Wrong on Syria. Turkey Cannot Get the Job Done. Gatestone InstituteJanuary 15, 2019
Really, What Happened to Your 'Pay Every Pence to Save Israel?' Sigma Insight TurkeyJanuary 14, 2019
Our Dead vs Your Dead Sigma Insight TurkeyJanuary 9, 2019
Turkish 'Brain Drain' Defense NewsJanuary 8, 2019
Where is Turkish Industry 5.0? Sigma TurkeyJanuary 7, 2019
Turkey and EU: Can this Marriage be Saved? Gatestone InstituteDecember 27, 2018
US Pullout from Syria: Who Will Fill the Vacuum? Gatestone InstituteDecember 26, 2018
The Great Turkish Brain Drain Gatestone InstituteDecember 19, 2018
Erdoğan: Ideological but Not Suicidal BESA CenterDecember 7, 2018
Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved Gatestone InstituteNovember 20, 2018
Why Erdoğan's Charm Offensive Falls Flat Gatestone InstituteNovember 15, 2018
Why Do Middle Eastern Refugees Vandalize Christian Structures? Gatestone InstituteNovember 4, 2018
Turkey and Qatar: An Alliance Under the Saudi Sword Gatestone InstituteOctober 29, 2018
Turkey's Syrian Quagmire BESA Center Perspectives PaperOctober 10, 2018
Erdoğan Visit Highlights Germany's Turkey/Russia Problem Gatestone InstituteOctober 3, 2018
Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse Gatestone InstituteSeptember 19, 2018
'Patriotic Turks' Burn Western Money in Defense of Devalued Lira Sigma Insight TurkeySeptember 10, 2018
The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis The AlgemeinerSeptember 4, 2018
Trump's Fake Allies in the Gulf Gatestone InstituteAugust 24, 2018
Turkey's Neighborhood Bullies Gatestone InstituteAugust 12, 2018
Turkey's Child Brides Gatestone InstituteJuly 30, 2018
Turkey: New System, Old One-Man Show BESA CenterJuly 30, 2018
Turkey Makes Its Mark on the World Cup: The 2018 Turkish Election Results Explained Sigma Insight TurkeyJuly 25, 2018
Did Someone Say 'An Apartheid State'? Sigma Insight TurkeyJuly 24, 2018
Party of One: Even the Arabs Are Sick of Erdoğan Gatestone InstituteJuly 23, 2018
The Palace Party: Turkey's New Journey Sigma Insight TurkeyJuly 10, 2018
Post-Election Turkey: The Birth of an Islamist-Nationalist Alliance BESA Center PerspectivesJune 29, 2018
Turkey: Erdoğan's "Holy War" Obsession Gatestone InstituteJune 20, 2018
Turkey: Election Time Again BESA Center PerspectivesJune 17, 2018
Turkey's Tactical Bear Hug with Russia BESA Center PerspectivesJune 3, 2018
Turkey and Israel: From Loveless to Fracas Gatestone InstituteMay 29, 2018
Turkey's Elections: But Who Counts the Votes? Gatestone InstituteMay 9, 2018
Erdoğan's World of Terrorists Includes Everyone but Terrorists Gatestone InstituteMay 3, 2018
Erdoğan vs. the Free Press BESA CenterApril 27, 2018
Let Turkish Scholars Speak: See What Islamism Is About Gatestone InstituteApril 18, 2018
Turkey's Syrian Battleground BESA CenterMarch 21, 2018
Erdogan's Unrequited Arab Love Gatestone InstituteMarch 18, 2018
Erdoğan's Turkey has no Place in NATO Begin-Sadat CenterMarch 7, 2018
A World Without Islamophobia Sigma Insight TurkeyFebruary 28, 2018
Hamas: Turkey's Longtime Love Gatestone InstituteFebruary 22, 2018
Targeting Kurds in Syria: Making Turkey Feel Imperial Again The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 25, 2018
Turkey, the Arab World Is Just Not That into You The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 14, 2018
Why I Killed My Best Greek Friend [Satire] Sigma Insight TurkeyJanuary 2, 2018
Jerusalem Mania in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 19, 2017
Erdogan: No Moderate Islam The Gatestone InstituteDecember 4, 2017
Erdogan's Interesting New Top Mayors The Gatestone InstituteNovember 28, 2017
Erdoğan's Kurdish Gambit BESA Center PerspectivesNovember 15, 2017
Turkey and the U.S.: A Poisoned Alliance The Gatestone InstituteOctober 30, 2017
Erdoğan Goes After Turkey's Teacher 'Terrorists' The Gatestone InstituteOctober 11, 2017
The Turkish Love-Hate Relationship with America BESA Center PerspectivesOctober 10, 2017
What's on the Mind of a Muslim 'Refugee'? BESA Center PerspectivesSeptember 10, 2017
Victims of Turkey's Islamization: Women The Gatestone InstituteAugust 31, 2017
Turkish Education: Jihad In, Evolution Out The Gatestone InstituteAugust 17, 2017
A Turkish-EU Opera Buffa BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 17, 2017
Turkey's New Morality Police The Gatestone InstituteAugust 2, 2017
Turkey 'Determined to Build an Aircraft Carrier' Defense NewsJuly 17, 2017
Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem The Gatestone InstituteJuly 17, 2017
Erdoğan: French Words in Turkish Are Foreign, Arabic Ones Aren't BESA Center PerspectivesJuly 4, 2017
Violence against Women: Some Inconvenient Data for the Corrupt UN The Gatestone InstituteJune 28, 2017
Soft Sharia in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJune 18, 2017
Turkey's Failed Grand Design for the Middle East BESA Center PerspectivesJune 16, 2017
Turkey: NATO's Odd One Out BESA Center PerspectivesJune 9, 2017
Turkey's Hunger-Strike 'Terrorists' The Gatestone InstituteJune 5, 2017
Erdogan's Traveling Goon Squad The Gatestone InstituteMay 28, 2017
Don't Believe the Hype about Turkey's Weapons Industry BESA Center PerspectivesMay 27, 2017
Turkey: Directionless and Friendless BESA Center PerspectivesMay 7, 2017
Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy The Gatestone InstituteApril 18, 2017
Turkey's Barks and Bites The Gatestone InstituteApril 11, 2017
I Criticised Hamas and My Life in Turkey Became a Nightmare The Jewish ChronicleApril 2, 2017
Erdogan's War on the West The Gatestone InstituteMarch 22, 2017
Europe's Turkish Awakening The Gatestone InstituteMarch 14, 2017
For Islamists, Freedom is a One-Way Street The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2017
Turkey's Record-breaking Academic Purge The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 16, 2017
Turkey's 'Devout Generations' The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 5, 2017
Turkey's Purges Continue The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 30, 2017
Erdogan's Grab for Absolute Power The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 29, 2017
Despite ISIS Attacks, Little Empathy for Israel in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 19, 2017
How Putin Unmasked Erdogan's Tough Guy Show The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 10, 2017
Turkey's 'Lifestyle Massacre' The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 8, 2017
Turkey's "Long Arm" in Europe The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 1, 2017
Turkey's Misdiagnosed Kurdish Problem The Gatestone InstituteDecember 20, 2016
Erdogan's Private Youth Army The Gatestone InstituteDecember 11, 2016
Erdogan's Gritted-Teeth Peace with Israel The Gatestone InstituteDecember 6, 2016
Turkey Weighs Freedom for Child Rapists The Gatestone InstituteNovember 27, 2016
Europe Should End Its Planned Marriage with Turkey The Gatestone InstituteNovember 27, 2016
Erdogan's Ambition to Expand Turkey's 1923 Borders The Gatestone InstituteNovember 21, 2016
Trump's Difficult Ally in Ankara The Gatestone InstituteNovember 14, 2016
Erdogan's Galloping Despotism The Gatestone InstituteNovember 13, 2016
Turkey's Difficult Détente With Russia Defense NewsNovember 8, 2016
Erdogan's Stealth Jihad against the West The Gatestone InstituteOctober 26, 2016
Red Alert! Protestant Couple 'Security Threat' to Turkey! The Gatestone InstituteOctober 22, 2016
Turkey's Land-Grab Wish List The Gatestone InstituteOctober 20, 2016
Turkey's Dangerous Moves in Iraq The Gatestone InstituteOctober 11, 2016
The Turkey We Have The Gatestone InstituteOctober 2, 2016
Pillars of Turkey's Islamization: Schools, Mosques, and Prisons The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 27, 2016
Turkey's Night of the Long Knives The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 18, 2016
Shame and Refugees Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 9, 2016
Turkey's Government Blames Its Past Mistakes on Gülenists Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2016
Turkish Foreign Minister Says Europe is Racist The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 1, 2016
Is Ankara Really at War with Jihadis? The Gatestone InstituteAugust 28, 2016
On Turkey's 'Stolen Youth' Hürriyet Daily NewsAugust 26, 2016
Turkey's Exhausting Zigzagging between East and West The Gatestone InstituteAugust 23, 2016
'Because They Spoke of Allah' Hürriyet Daily NewsAugust 12, 2016
Turkey's Democracy Deficit The Gatestone InstituteAugust 11, 2016
Turkey's Failed Coup Leaves Military Weakened Defense NewsAugust 9, 2016
Turkey: Headless Military, Confused Foreign Policy The Gatestone InstituteAugust 8, 2016
Turkey's Useful Idiots Hürriyet Daily NewsJuly 29, 2016
Crushing Dissent in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJuly 28, 2016
Turkey's Intra-Islamist Struggle for Power Hürriyet Daily NewsJuly 27, 2016
Coup Attempt in Turkey: A Feast of Pretexts The Gatestone InstituteJuly 21, 2016
Turkey's Absurd Coup Hürriyet Daily NewsJuly 20, 2016
Erdogan Shrugged: Turkey's 'War' against ISIS The Gatestone InstituteJuly 7, 2016
Turkey and Israel: Happy Together? The Gatestone InstituteJune 29, 2016
Turkey's Thuggish Ramadan The Gatestone InstituteJune 28, 2016
Turkey's Conquest Fetish The Gatestone InstituteJune 16, 2016
Backstage at Turkey's Shotgun Wedding with Israel The Gatestone InstituteJune 14, 2016
The Turkish Sultan's New Grand Vizier The Gatestone InstituteMay 24, 2016
For Turkey's Erdoğan, There Are Bad and Not-so-bad Executions Hürriyet Daily NewsMay 18, 2016
Turkey: Erdogan's Promised 'Reforms' The Gatestone InstituteMay 18, 2016
Wanted: New Grand Vizier for Turkey's Sultan The Gatestone InstituteMay 15, 2016
Turkey Setting Sails on Big Naval Ambitions Defense NewsMay 6, 2016
Turkey's Parliament Speaker Calls for a 'Religious Constitution' The Gatestone InstituteMay 6, 2016
Turkey Rushes Armed Drones after Increased ISIS Threat Defense NewsMay 5, 2016
Turkey's (Not So) Creeping Islamization Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 29, 2016
Turkey's Fake War on Jihadis The Gatestone InstituteApril 28, 2016
Erdoğan Calls for Faith-Based UN Reform Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 27, 2016
Erdoğanistan Travel Tips Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 22, 2016
Muslim Unity is Just a Slogan Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 20, 2016
Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President The Gatestone InstituteApril 20, 2016
Turkey's Circus in Washington The Gatestone InstituteApril 12, 2016
Journalism in Turkey: Newsroom vs. Courtroom The Gatestone InstituteMarch 31, 2016
Turkey's Fighter Aircraft Choices: From Hard to Hardest Hürriyet Daily NewsMarch 30, 2016
The European Union Caves to Turkey's Blackmail The Gatestone InstituteMarch 15, 2016
Turkey's Runaway Anti-Semitism The Gatestone InstituteMarch 10, 2016
Saudi Arabia and Turkey Are Walking into a Trap The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 16, 2016
Turkey's Haunted Border with Syria The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 11, 2016
Turkey and Israel: A Loveless Date The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 9, 2016
Turkey's Unrequited Love for Palestinians The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 4, 2016
In Turkey, Islamism and Pluralism Don't Mix Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2016
Turkey's 'Traditional Family Values' Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 29, 2016
Turkey's Free Speech Assault is Beyond 'Worrying' The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 27, 2016
Turkish Clerics Weigh in on Father-Daughter Lust The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 12, 2016
Blame Terror on Everyone but Terrorists! The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 11, 2016
Russian Imperialism Meets Delusions of Ottoman Grandeur The Gatestone InstituteDecember 31, 2015
Turkey's Dangerous Ambitions The Gatestone InstituteDecember 24, 2015
Turkey and Israel: A Rickety Handshake The Gatestone InstituteDecember 23, 2015
EU Woos Turkey Amid Press Crackdown The Gatestone InstituteDecember 13, 2015
Putin Strikes Back Against Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 5, 2015
Turkey is the Wrong Partner to Fight Terror The Gatestone InstituteNovember 28, 2015
In Turkey, an Unnecessary Prosecution The Gatestone InstituteNovember 22, 2015
Arab Spring, French Autumn The Gatestone InstituteNovember 17, 2015
Erdogan's License to Strangle The Gatestone InstituteNovember 16, 2015
Turkey's Stockholm Syndrome The Gatestone InstituteNovember 8, 2015
For Turkey's Government, Ice Cream Is More Dangerous than Bombs The Gatestone InstituteNovember 5, 2015
What Turkey's Elections Will NOT Change The Gatestone InstituteOctober 29, 2015
Turkey's Thugocracy Prepares for Elections The Gatestone InstituteOctober 26, 2015
Turkey Still Dances with ISIS The Gatestone InstituteOctober 15, 2015
The Essential Dynamics of Political Islam in Turkey and Malaysia The Gatestone InstituteOctober 6, 2015
The Turkish Press's New Normal The Gatestone InstituteOctober 4, 2015
Industry Officials: Ankara's Foreign Policy Has Cost Turkish Firms $2.5B Defense NewsOctober 3, 2015
Why Assad, Rouhani, and Erdogan Should Change Careers Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 2, 2015
The Limits to Self-Criticism in the Muslim World Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 25, 2015
Turkey's Thaw with Israel Could Be Short-Lived The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 21, 2015
Why Do Muslims Flock to the 'Evil West'? The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 17, 2015
In Turkey, an Investigation a Day Keeps the Media at Bay The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 14, 2015
Industry Unnerved by Spiral of Violence in Turkey Defense NewsSeptember 12, 2015
Turkey's 'Good' and 'Bad' Terrorists The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 10, 2015
America's 'Faustian Bargain' with Turkey The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 8, 2015
Turkey's Shadow War on Egypt Undermines Western Interests The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 6, 2015
NATO Allies Making It Easier for Iran to Attack Israel The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 3, 2015
Turkey: Payback Time? The Gatestone InstituteAugust 30, 2015
Turkey, US Aim to Broaden Campaign Against ISIS Defense NewsAugust 23, 2015
Elections in Turkey: Rolling the Dice Again The Gatestone InstituteAugust 20, 2015
US, Germany to Withdraw Patriots from Turkey Defense NewsAugust 17, 2015
Turkey's Multiple Wars The Gatestone InstituteAugust 16, 2015
Turkey's Keystone Commandos The Gatestone InstituteAugust 9, 2015
Turkey's 'Compassionate' State Hürriyet Daily NewsAugust 7, 2015
Turkey and Its Kurds: At War Again The Gatestone InstituteAugust 6, 2015
ISIS Going Rogue in Turkey, or Is It? The Gatestone InstituteAugust 4, 2015
What Turkey Wants in Syria The Gatestone InstituteJuly 31, 2015
Turkey Turns on Its Jihadists Next Door The Gatestone InstituteJuly 28, 2015
How Turkey Fights the Islamic State The Gatestone InstituteJuly 27, 2015
Turkish Journalists: Guilty Without Trial The Gatestone InstituteJuly 22, 2015
Turkey Advances Indigenous Missile Programs Defense NewsJuly 18, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal: Good and Bad News for Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJuly 16, 2015
22 Years after Sivas Massacre, Turkish Islamists Hail the Murderers The Gatestone InstituteJuly 13, 2015
Turkey Finds China Too Big To Bite The Gatestone InstituteJuly 12, 2015
Turkey, Tears, and Terrorism The Gatestone InstituteJuly 7, 2015
How Would You Like Your Syria, Sir? Hürriyet Daily NewsJuly 1, 2015
Turkey's Wrong Bet on Syria The Gatestone InstituteJuly 1, 2015
Turkey and Israel: Starting Over? The Gatestone InstituteJune 28, 2015
Erdogan's Fake Campaign to Save Morsi The Gatestone InstituteJune 25, 2015
Face it America, Turkey's Just Not That into You The Gatestone InstituteJune 21, 2015
Turkey's Continuing Press Crackdown The Gatestone InstituteJune 17, 2015
Post-Election Turkey: Now What? The Gatestone InstituteJune 11, 2015
Turkey's AKP Blames Election Result on 'the Jewish lobby' and 'Crusaders' Hürriyet Daily NewsJune 10, 2015
An End to the 'Era of Oppression' in Turkey? The Gatestone InstituteJune 8, 2015
Turkey To Select Foreign Partner for Fighter Program Defense NewsJune 6, 2015
Five Years Later, Mavi Marmara Still Resonates in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJune 4, 2015
Turkish Islamists Target Historic Hagia Sophia Church The Gatestone InstituteJune 2, 2015
Turkey Advances Regional Jet Program Defense NewsMay 31, 2015
Turkey's 'Jerusalem Fetish' The Gatestone InstituteMay 30, 2015
Turkey, US To Give Syrian Rebels Air Support Defense NewsMay 26, 2015
Is Turkey Still Arming Islamic State? The Gatestone InstituteMay 25, 2015
Shady Ships and Turkish Lips The Gatestone InstituteMay 22, 2015
Turks Seeking Export Deals for Helicopters, Armored Vehicles Defense NewsMay 17, 2015
Erdogan's Dream: The Sultan Rules The Gatestone InstituteMay 16, 2015
Erdoğan's Graying, More Kurdish Turkey Hürriyet Daily NewsMay 15, 2015
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria? The Gatestone InstituteMay 10, 2015
Turkey's 'Fortune-ists' Hürriyet Daily NewsMay 8, 2015
Turkey's 'Crypto-Jew' Problem The Gatestone InstituteMay 5, 2015
Will Turkey Go the Way of Weimar Germany? The Gatestone InstituteMay 2, 2015
The Rise and Fall of a Modern 'Devshirme' in Erdogan's Turkey The Gatestone InstituteApril 30, 2015
New Anti-Semitic Film All the Rage in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteApril 27, 2015
Turkey, Ukraine Eye Joint Defense Projects Defense NewsApril 25, 2015
No Racism in Turkey? The Gatestone InstituteApril 23, 2015
Turks Seek Indigenous Engine Technology Defense NewsApril 18, 2015
Why the 'New Turkey Contract' is an Unworthy Read Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 17, 2015
Genocide, Nazi Popes, and the Turkish Imagination The Gatestone InstituteApril 16, 2015
Turkey and Iran: Theater of Make Believe The Gatestone InstituteApril 14, 2015
Syrian Scud Unveils Turk Vulnerabilities Defense NewsApril 11, 2015
ISIS' Turkish Brothers The Gatestone InstituteApril 11, 2015
For Turkey's Minorities, Four Words Say it All Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 10, 2015
Turkey's "Sun of the Age" The Gatestone InstituteApril 9, 2015
Erdogan Has Zero Problems with Turkey's Isolation The Gatestone InstituteApril 6, 2015
Race, Gender, and Collective Schizophrenia in Turkey Hürriyet Daily NewsApril 1, 2015
Turkey's Erdogan: Hopelessly Devoted to Devotion The Gatestone InstituteApril 1, 2015
Turkey: Is the AKP's "Spell" Reversing? The Gatestone InstituteMarch 29, 2015
Turkey's Erratic Genocide Policy Hürriyet Daily NewsMarch 27, 2015
Davutoglu vs. Davutoglu The Gatestone InstituteMarch 26, 2015
Delusions and Dissent in Turkey: Then and Now The Gatestone InstituteMarch 22, 2015
In Turkey, Bribes Paid but Not Taken Hürriyet Daily NewsMarch 18, 2015
"Pro-Reform Islamism" in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteMarch 18, 2015
Islamism's Love-Hate Relationship with Democracy The Gatestone InstituteMarch 14, 2015
Poor Piloting in the Turkish Air Force Hürriyet Daily NewsMarch 13, 2015
Hamas "Humanitarian" Work in Turkey: An Open Secret The Gatestone InstituteMarch 6, 2015
"Top Secret" Turkey is No Secret The Gatestone InstituteMarch 3, 2015
Dangers of the Turkish Bizarre The Gatestone InstituteMarch 1, 2015
Davutoğlu's Turkish Tomb Raiders Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 27, 2015
An Ottoman Relic—and Turkish Ambitions in Syria—are Re-laid to Rest The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 26, 2015
Turkish Tales from the Crypt Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 25, 2015
Turkey's Culture of Misogyny The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2015
Erdoğan's Western Enablers Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 18, 2015
Turkey's Crackdown on Turkish 'Enemies of Turkey' The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 15, 2015
His Majesty's Human Farm Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 11, 2015
Turkey's Davutoglu Still Wants a "New Middle East" The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 10, 2015
Turkey's Crocodile Tears for the Holocaust The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 8, 2015
Erdogan's Continuing Crackdown on Gulen is a Message to All The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 5, 2015
How Best to Fight the 'Islamophobia Industry' Hürriyet Daily NewsFebruary 4, 2015
Why a 'Turkish Tsipras' is an Oxymoron Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2015
Turkey's Free Speech Impediment The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 27, 2015
Turkish Islamists: Je Suis Kouachi! The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 26, 2015
Ankara Mayor: Israel to Blame for Charlie Hebdo Attack Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 16, 2015
How to Fight Alleged Corruption in Turkey: Eliminate the Allegers The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 15, 2015
On Cartoons and 'Islamophobia' Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 14, 2015
Turkey Will Fight Islamic Extremism, as Soon as It Finds Some The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 13, 2015
When Turks Die, Intention is in the Eye of the Beholder The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 12, 2015
Ridiculing Islam Starts at Home Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 7, 2015
Erdogan in Wonderland: Press "Freedom" in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 3, 2015
Why Hamas Feels So at Home in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 1, 2015
In Turkey, 'Thief' is not Just a Five-Letter Word Hürriyet Daily NewsDecember 31, 2014
Erdogan's Egyptian Nightmare The Gatestone InstituteDecember 30, 2014
Why Does Nobody Want to Play with Turkey? The Gatestone InstituteDecember 26, 2014
Toward a More Perfect Turkish Language Hürriyet Daily NewsDecember 26, 2014
Heading for a Jew-Free Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 23, 2014
And Then They Came for the Gulenists: 'Justice' in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 20, 2014
Muslims Discovered Mercedes! Hürriyet Daily NewsDecember 17, 2014
Turkey and the EU: The Kodak-Moment The Gatestone InstituteDecember 14, 2014
Turkey "Improves" Education The Gatestone InstituteDecember 11, 2014
Pluralism in Turkey: A Fairy Tale The Gatestone InstituteDecember 2, 2014
The Turkish Governor's "Huge Hatred" The Gatestone InstituteNovember 29, 2014
Erdoğan, on Women Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 28, 2014
Legitimate and Illegitimate Dictators Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 26, 2014
Mr. Davutoğlu vs. Prime Minister Davutoğlu Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 21, 2014
Turkey's "Foreign" Citizens The Gatestone InstituteNovember 19, 2014
"Zionist" Olive Trees in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteNovember 16, 2014
A Turkish Quest to "Liberate" Jerusalem The Gatestone InstituteNovember 13, 2014
Turkey's Rules for Safety The Gatestone InstituteNovember 8, 2014
Turkey by Numbers Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 7, 2014
Don't Tell Erdogan Jihadists Kill People The Gatestone InstituteNovember 6, 2014
A Two-and-a-Half-Country Union Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 5, 2014
Erdogan's Book of Defeat The Gatestone InstituteOctober 31, 2014
Normalization between Ankara and Jerusalem? Guess Again. The Gatestone InstituteOctober 30, 2014
A Heartbroken Turk Belly-Dancing to Persian Santouri Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 29, 2014
Turkey: No Longer a "Rock Star" on Arab Street The Gatestone InstituteOctober 27, 2014
How Turkish Enchantment Fails to Enchant Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 22, 2014
Turkey's Love Affair with Hamas The Gatestone InstituteOctober 19, 2014
Turkey's Boomerang War in Syria The Gatestone InstituteOctober 16, 2014
Did Someone Say 'Conquest'? Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 15, 2014
Peace in the Time of Curfews Hürriyet Daily NewsOctober 10, 2014
Who Does Turkey Support? The Gatestone InstituteOctober 7, 2014
The Few Brave Men of Turkey The Gatestone InstituteOctober 4, 2014
Turkey? Antisemitic? Who, Me? The Gatestone InstituteOctober 1, 2014
The Wrong Path to Heaven Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 26, 2014
How Turkey Plans to "Combat Anti-Semitism" The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 25, 2014
Turkey: What Ally? The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 22, 2014
The World's First Christian Imams Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 19, 2014
Confusion over "Jihad" The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 11, 2014
Turkey's New Government: Old Wine in a New Bottle The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 10, 2014
In Turkey, It is Better to be Sorry than Safe – Again Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 10, 2014
How to Be "A Disgrace to Humanity" in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 4, 2014
Sorry to Remind You Once Again (but Golda Meir was Right) Hürriyet Daily News and Gatestone InstituteJuly-August 2014
Erdoğan's Second Home Not in Good Shape Hürriyet Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2014
The Prime Foreign Minister Hürriyet Daily NewsAugust 29, 2014
When We Do and Do Not Like Colonialists Hürriyet Daily NewsAugust 20, 2014
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