Turkey Fears Russia Too Much to Intervene in Syria

By Soner Cagaptay Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov visited Ankara on April 17th, but the event went almost unnoticed. Despite deep differences between Ankara and Moscow over Syria, Turkey has refrained from rebuking Moscow. That’s because Turkey fears no country more than it fears Russia.


Mr. President, Please Don’t Let Erdogan Play America, Too

By Stanley A. Weiss WASHINGTON – For a man who has spent the past 14 years as the only inmate of a Turkish island prison on the Sea of Marmara, Abdullah Öcalan knows how to make his voice heard.  Last month, the longtime leader of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had a message read […]