US recognizes Armenian Genocide

United States President Joe Biden has broken with decades of policy by declaring that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide. Biden’s recognition of the deaths…

Turkey to US: S400s a ‘done deal’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he informed United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Ankara’s purchase of Russian air defenses is not up for discussion. “On the S-400s,…

Turkish currency drops to record low

Turkey’s lira briefly fell 15% yesterday following the shock dismissal of the country’s Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ağbal was abruptly fired on Saturday, just 2…

Egypt, Turkey talk reconciliation

Cairo and Ankara have resumed diplomatic contacts, after years of tension since the Egyptian army toppled a Muslim Brotherhood president close to Turkey. While confirming the renewal of ties, Egyptian…

Turkish Militias and Proxies

By Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Expert on modern Turkey and Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Expert on Syria, Iraq, radical Islamic groups, and Kurds Erdoğan has created a private military and…

Turkey, Greece discuss sea dispute

Turkey and Greece ended their 5-year refusal to negotiate a resolution to escalating hostilities over the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Representatives from Ankara and Athens resumed talks yesterday in Istanbul, aimed…