Thanksgiving with my illegally large family

November 25, 2020 8:34 am

Between my two parents and seven siblings, we’ve already maxed out the 10-person limit

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Arab states are fighting back against Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottomanism’

November 24, 2020 8:19 am

The West must find its lost leadership and stand up to the bully of Ankara

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Wines of turkey

November 15, 2020 12:59 pm

Some bottles to be thankful for


A 13th-century guide to fraud and skulduggery

November 5, 2020 3:35 pm

The Book of Charlatans by Jamal al-Din Abd al-Rahim al-Jawbari reviewed

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It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato

October 30, 2020 11:31 am

Turkey is making fewer attempts to disguise its increasingly Islamist and authoritarian tendencies


Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

October 29, 2020 8:49 am

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs

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The Caucasian conflict that could spark a war

October 8, 2020 11:50 am

As in World War One, it will not take much for the conflict to really heat up


What’s behind the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

September 29, 2020 9:09 am

The EU and Nato have expressed ‘deep concern’ but the most decisive actors remain Turkey and Russia


Will Turkey and Greece clash over a tiny island?

September 16, 2020 9:00 am

Kastellorizo lies a mile from the Turkish mainland


Ankara’s aggression has spurred a most unlikely pact

September 15, 2020 10:54 am

Turkey is attempting to ride the Palestinian issue, positioning itself as a champion of the cause

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Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

September 2, 2020 10:42 am

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there


Greece vs Turkey: tensions are rising in the Mediterranean

August 27, 2020 9:39 am

The two countries are locked in a battle for hegemony

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Enes Kanter on freedom and the bubble

August 21, 2020 2:30 pm

‘Every morning I wake up thankful for the opportunity, but there is something that makes me feel like I’m in a cage’


The sunset of secular Turkey

July 31, 2020 12:59 pm

Let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values

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There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

July 15, 2020 11:15 pm

Turkey is jeopardizing freedom of worship

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Erdogan, Hagia Sophia and the rebirth of an Islamic Turkey

July 15, 2020 2:27 pm

In the eyes of many Turks, the modern west has rejected modern Turkey,


The hypocrisy of Turkey and Pakistan’s Islamophobia claims

July 15, 2020 1:53 pm

The voices of non-Muslim communities are often drowned out in both Turkey and Pakistan


Jews have always been blamed for plagues — coronavirus is no different

April 5, 2020 11:31 am

Coronavirus has shrunk the world’s attention to a degree previously unseen in our lifetimes

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Will the impeachment inquiry stuff Donald Trump?

November 26, 2019 5:05 pm

President talks turkey as House formalizes probe


Where did the term ‘impeach’ come from?

November 20, 2019 5:49 pm

The term was first used in its modern sense for the process of removing errant members of the English House of Lords in the 14th century.

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What did the maid make of my penis vacuum pump?

November 19, 2019 1:13 pm

While I was out, she had polished it and positioned it on a glass shelf lit by four spotlights

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Turkish delight at the White House

November 13, 2019 7:08 pm

Trump recognizes that Turkey’s prosperity and stability are an American interest

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‘Seven whistleblowers’

November 3, 2019 11:51 am

And a story that — if true — could be deadly for Jared Kushner

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Armenian genocide and the theater of US politics

November 1, 2019 6:38 pm

Ilhan Omar proves she’s not a serious opponent of oppression


Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

October 17, 2019 2:39 pm

The president has always said he wants to get America out of foreign wars. But is he playing into Putin’s hands?