The offensive has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the U.S.
Recent elections that have exploited darker human traits have been disheartening. We must uncover a path toward hope.
A brawl erupted outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., on the day Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with President Trump.
Sunday's referendum results will move the country to a system that potentially gives Erdogan enough political longevity to eventually achieve his desired "dictatorship Lite."
As an opponent noted: "Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation—and yet [nearly] half of the people of Turkey" voted against expanding the president's authority.
Turkey's president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.
An attempt by members of the military to take over the Turkish government has failed, with 161 people killed, more than 1,440 injured and 2,839 military personnel arrested, among them dozens of top officials.