Turkish elections have been boring since the AKP came to power in 2002. But this year’s vote is different: the outcome is unpredictable, and the stakes could hardly be higher.
Turkey’s parliamentary election will mark a pivotal moment for the country’s future. Yet for the first time in over a decade, the outcome is clouded in uncertainty.
A collection of five books allows the reader to sidestep the politics and emphasizes the human story of the Armenian experience in 1915.
Since the election of the government of the Islamist AK Party, Turkey has awkwardly begun to open up to its past. A space has opened up which has allowed diaspora Armenians to travel to their former homeland and citizens of Turkey to own up to their formerly hidden Armenian grandparents.
Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, but President Obama won’t be using the term ‘genocide’ to describe them.
After ten years of thorough investigation, the IAEA found no evidence of any undeclared or clandestine nuclear activities in Turkey.
Economic interests, combined with national security considerations, give Turkey an incentive not to seek nuclear weapons.
A more assertive relationship with Turkey is in store for the European Union, but the assertiveness will likely be both ways.
One hundred years on, the facts of the Armenian genocide of 1915 are not in dispute. But the word genocide itself has become an obstruction to rapprochement between Armenians and Turks.
Turkey’s policy of conditioning its anti–Islamic State engagement on support for an anti-Assad campaign will be at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.