Unofficial election returns show him with enough votes to serve another term, one that carries new executive powers. Critics had warned about re-electing Erdogan, citing his increasingly autocratic tendencies.
This article was first posted in 2017 shortly after the U.S. fired missiles into Syria in reaction to reports that the government there had used chemical weapons. In it, Chris Hedges argues that the Middle East will not know peace until the U.S. leaves the region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan achieves an important objective by taking control of a key area from Kurdish fighters.
Parallel offensives waged by Turkey and the Syrian government on separate towns on Monday compound a 'catastrophic' humanitarian situation.
As Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fight against Islamic State draws to a close, violence has exploded in other areas, threatening an even broader confrontation among regional and world powers.
“We will crush anyone who opposes our national struggle,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says in a warning to Kurdish activists.