Why is Erdogan risking so much for Istanbul’s mayoralty?

It had almost an immediate cost in cash. Worse, the Europeans expressed worry, the Turkish opposition screamed electoral theft, and the Americans - well, the Americans have yet to take a firm position, but don't be surprised when Washington suddenly discovers its democratic scruples when it serves U.S. interest. The decision by Turkey's electoral board, … Continue reading Why is Erdogan risking so much for Istanbul’s mayoralty?

Turkey’s 21st Century Could Be a Big One (Or: When your neighbors are derelicts, you’d be wise to do something about them)

Turkey is well-poised to enjoy a resurgence in the 21st century - unless the Kurds spoil the party.