Foreign Policy after the Failed Coup: The Rise of Turkish Gaullism

by Omer Taspinar Western media has an understandable tendency to see Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an incurable Islamist who is determined to overhaul the secularist legacy of Ataturk. Many Western policymakers, analysts, and scholars equate the notion of… Continue Reading  

The Failed Coup and Turkey’s Gulenist Predicament

by Omer Taspinar Now that the dust is settling in Turkey, the magnitude of the damage to what is left of Turkish democracy is becoming clearer. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strangely admitted on the night of July 15… Continue Reading  

No, Turkey 2016 is not Iran 1979

by Eldar Mamedov In a flurry of the articles written in the aftermath of the failed coup aftermath in Turkey, some analysts argued that the victorious Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now launch a wholesale Islamization of the country.… Continue Reading  

Bring in the Military

by John Feffer News of the military coup in Turkey was dribbling in on Saturday afternoon when I was having lunch with a group of six friends in West Virginia. Suddenly, one person looked up from her salad and said,… Continue Reading  

Turkey’s Lose-Lose Coup Situation

by Graham E. Fuller The dismaying coup events in Turkey may take some time to be resolved.  But one thing is already clear—this attempt at military intervention, however the final scenario plays itself out, is a disastrous lose-lose event for… Continue Reading