Carlotta Gall is the Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times, covering Turkey.
Turkey was widely criticized when it sent forces into Syria, but today its soldiers stand between millions of Syrians and potential slaughter at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
By Carlotta Gall
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the United States and opposition Kurdish politicians in an effort to deflect responsibility for a failed rescue operation.
Students and professors at Bogazici University, one of Turkey’s most well-known institutions, are protesting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector.
An abduction and a murder have scared dissidents seeking shelter in Turkey into looking further afield for safety.
Tayyip Erdogan’s government has admitted it has been understating the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in Turkey.
Turkey’s veteran leader played an aggressive hand abroad, but as the country’s economy plummets, he is feeling ire at home as many Turks struggle to buy food.
Coffeehouses, mainstays of Turkish neighborhoods for centuries, are suffering under pandemic restrictions — particularly a ban on games. Regulars fear losing “our jokes, our laughter.”
A village on the frontline of the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia welcomes peace — after more than two decades.
The iron-fisted tactics used against Georgia and Ukraine seem to have fallen out of favor, replaced by a more subtle blend of soft power and an implicit military threat.
By Anton Troianovski and Carlotta Gall