Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

December 4, 2018

Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran Regional Rivalry in US Imperial Context is at Heart of Middle East Conflict

Why Did Turkey Go Public With Murder Accusation Against Saudis Royals?

October 31, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay analyze why Saudi Arabia is getting away doing as it pleases and how this relates to Turkey’s role in the region

The Reckoning of The Turkish-Saudi Rivalry

The Reckoning of The Turkish-Saudi Rivalry

October 30, 2018

Historian Vijay Prashad takes apart the Khashoggi murder and relates it to the deep-rooted ideological and historical conflict between Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder

Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder

October 26, 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul gave Turkey’s president Erdogan a unique opportunity to present himself as a truth-seeker and to manipulate information about the case in his favor and against Saudi Arabia. We discuss the case with Turkish journalist Ilhan Tanir

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

October 25, 2018
A collection of our stories on the Jamal Khashoggi murder

Turkey’s Erdogan Expands Authoritarian Powers with Fascist Coalition Election Victory

June 27, 2018

After 15 years in power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will serve another 5 years as president of NATO member Turkey. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with activist Aral Balkan about the AKP’s victorious coalition with the far-right extremist MHP, and the implosion of Turkish democracy

Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on Syria and Iraq in Lead-up to Turkish Election

June 20, 2018

Turkish President Erdogan is escalating military intervention in northern Syria and Iraq as the snap election approaches. Scholar Baris Karaagac says this is part of a political strategy to unite right-wing nationalist forces. It is also a continuation of a decades-long war on Kurds

Turkey’s Erdogan Allies with Fascists for Election, Repressing Leftists and Kurds

June 18, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formed a coalition with the fascist party MHP for the upcoming snap election. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with scholar Baris Karaagac about Turkey’s economic ills, the AKP’s neoliberal nationalist policies, and the repression of the HDP, leftists, and Kurds

Ekrem Ekici on Turkey

June 5, 2018
Turkey has grown closer to Russia, despite their differences over Syria and NATO. Political analyst Ekrem Ekici says this growing alliance is based on natural gas exports and the sale of weapons systems like the S400