WASHINGTON — The United States is locked in a delicate dance with Turkey, one of its most problematic allies, that involves fighter jets, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Congress and, ultimately, the war in Ukraine.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Washington this week to meet with U.S. officials, wasted no time in ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Ceding to a long-standing Turkish demand, the State Department on Thursday agreed to begin spelling the country's name in Turkish in its official documents.
Turkey will now be referred to as "Türkiye," officials said. And indeed, around midday, the State Department released its first press announcement saying "the United States ...Read more
Syria’s civil war, which entered its 11th year this March, may at first look like a clear-cut case of good versus evil, in which a bloodthirsty dictator, Bashar Assad, tries to snuff out any semblance of opposition to his rule. Yet, the conflict is far more complicated than that. Far from being a game of checkers, Syria best resembles an ...Read more