Turkish-Kurdish conflict

Turkey, US maintain dialogue of the deaf

Ankara and Washington, both unwilling to budge over differences, can expect ties to get worse before they get better.

Semih Idiz | Defense/Security cooperation | Feb 24, 2021
al-monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of members of his Justice and Development Party at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara, on Feb. 24, 2021. Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party under pressure as calls increase for its closure

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party faces renewed pressure in Turkey amid rising calls for its closure and recent court decisions that could see one of its lawmakers removed from parliament.

Diego Cupolo | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | Feb 23, 2021

Can Turkey fit into the Biden administration’s Syria policy?

The gnarliest problem: Pentagon report says Syrian, Iranian proxies are "most significant" threats to US mission, but the Islamic State isn’t dead yet, and Turkey and the United States still disagree on the Kurds.

Week in Review | Syria Conflict | Feb 19, 2021

Inside Turkey’s raid on Iraqi cave where 13 captives were killed

The aftershocks of Turkey’s controversial raid on a PKK base inside Iraq are likely to pose the first test to the Biden administration in its complex relations with Turkey and Iraq.

Metin Gurcan | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | Feb 16, 2021

Turkey rejects US call to free jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala

Turkey on Thursday rejected a call by the United States to release jailed civil society leader and human rights activist Osman Kavala.

Amberin Zaman | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | Feb 11, 2021