Whatever Happened to Good, Old-Fashioned Political Landslides?
Why are elections so tight almost everywhere? It's a metaphysical mystery of our time.
What Does Five More Years of Turkey's Erdogan Mean for the West?
While the West would be wise to expect more of the same from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brussels and Washington must not abandon the 25 million Turks who voted for an alternative.
Putin scores a win in Turkey's election
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has served in a mediating role between Russia and Ukraine, won reelection on Sunday.
Stop Calling Erdogan a Dictator. Dictators Don't Go to Runoffs
The U.S. media seems to want to export its own problems—probably the best sign that democracy is alive and well in Turkey.
Suprise, Surprise: Turkey's Authoritarian Leader Wins Again
Erdogan is an authoritarian—what commentators used to call a "strongman." That there will be a May 28 presidential runoff vote between Erdogan and his chief opponent, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, doesn't change that fact.
How Turkey's government gamed Twitter
The country is the leading requester of content removal, and also floods the platform with pro-government accounts.
Putin ally dealt blow as election goes to runoff
"Turkey is a highly polarized country and Erdogan....intensified that polarization as part of his style of governance," said expert Howard Eissenstat.
Turkey heads to the polls in decisive day for Putin and the West
Polls show President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is trailing the main opposition contender, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Turkey election: Elon Musk accused of censoring Erdogan critics on Twitter
Former GOP Representative Adam Kinzinger called Musk a "free speech absolutist" for "censoring content from the anti-authoritarian Turkish side."
Putin ally's reelection fight shrouded in skepticism
Accusations of foreign meddling have preceded Turkey's upcoming presidential election.
Erdogan's Rival Blames Russia for Turkey Deepfakes: 'Election Meddling'
Allegations against Moscow by tKemal Kilicdaroglu echo those made following Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.
Putin may be losing a key NATO ally
James Jeffrey, an expert on Turkish-Russian relations said that Putin likes to deal with leaders he thinks are "strong and predictable" and think like him.
Putin's midnight rush to the Kremlin sparks wave of conspiracy theories
Twitter users, including Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko, shared a clip that allegedly shows Putin heading to the Kremlin in Moscow late at night.
How Turkey's Election Could Push the U.S. Toward Authoritarianism
Not clearly evil, but posing a menace to liberal democracy, figures like Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan take on a confounding and oddly popular shade of gray.
Sweden can join NATO before July summit: Turkey opposition
Ünal Çeviköz told Newsweek that an opposition win in the May elections would mean an "optimistic" outlook for Stockholm.
Hope for major U.S.-Turkey F-16 deal if Erdogan defeated: Opposition
A top aide to Turkey's leading opposition candidate told Newsweek the challenger is "determined" to repair frayed bilateral relations with Washington, D.C.
Finland leaves Sweden behind in race to NATO Membership
Finland's president looks set to get the NATO nod from Turkey on Friday, while Sweden's bid remains stuck in limbo.
Putin dealt double blow as two of his closest allies turn on him
Turkey and Hungary seem to be rethinking their Russia-friendly stances.
U.S.-Turkish fighter jet feud risks NATO crisis at crucial time for Ukraine
An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Newsweek that "anti-Turkish lobbies" do "not help to strengthen Euro-Atlantic alliance."
The Real Game Turkey Is Playing with NATO
What was supposed to be a rapid expansion of the alliance has been delayed indefinitely by deepening Turkish opposition.
U.S. and Russian rescue teams may come face to face after Turkey earthquake
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have both vowed to send aid and dispatch search-and-rescue teams to the stricken country.
Sweden, Finland plan to join NATO risks falling apart amid Turkey spat
Protests in Stockholm and elections in Ankara might mean the expansion of NATO is punted into late summer.
Sweden hits latest roadblock to NATO membership
Turkey delivered a win for Vladimir Putin, who has opposed NATO expansion.
Erdogan pushes Putin for "fair solution" as Kremlin refuses to budge
Russia's president told the Turkish leader that he is open to dialogue with the conditions that Ukraine agrees to his demands for ending the war.
NATO Membership Gives Turkey the Ultimate Leverage
Turkey's ambition for the 21st century is to be a global power at the intersection of Europe and Asia.
Putin just discovered the limits of his power
Russia resumed the Black Sea grain initiative due to pressure from emerging economies such as Turkey, the Oxford Economics think tank said.
Vladimir Putin has more friends than you think
The Russian president told a summit of leaders in Astana "we believe a revision is needed of the global financial system."
Bayraktars Say Putin's Russia Won't Get Their Deadly Drones for Ukraine War
The heads of the Turkish company that makes Bayraktar TB2 drones said they support Ukraine and won't sell to Russia "no matter how much money we are offered."
Putin Helps Assad and Erdogan to Rekindle Syria-Turkey Ties in Blow to U.S.
For Erdogan to achieve his security goals, a former Turkish official told Newsweek that "it's unavoidable, indispensable to have a dialogue with Assad himself."
NATO Members Don't Want Ukraine War to End, Turkish Minister Claims
Mevlut Cavusoglu also accused European nations of trying to "sabotage" an agreement to export Ukraine grain.