The landslide victory of Ekrem Imamoglu as mayor of Istanbul constitutes a threat to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hegemony.
Turkish, U.S., and European maneuvers continue around northern Syria, where the fighting has escalated.
As Turkey prepares to move eastward in Syria, it is facing a growing number of difficulties.
Despite growing divergences between Turkey and its Western allies, neither side can afford for political, economic, and security relations to deteriorate beyond a certain point.
Given that the S-400 deal with Russia could have such adverse consequences for the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship, the real question is how this transaction was allowed to get so close to the finish line?
By toppling the Justice and Development party in Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey’s local elections, the opposition has shown that Erdogan’s ruling party is not an invincible force.
The deployment of Russian S-400 missiles in Turkey would have momentous consequences for Ankara’s relations with NATO.
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