The United Nations provides a podium that authoritarian regimes exploit to advance their agendas, mock international norms and gaslight victims.
As Turkey continues to stoke the fires of ongoing tensions, the U.S. must make clear that it will not fight Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wars under the obligation of NATO defense if these disputes erupt beyond Erdogan's control.
"We did not—and do not—earn this money easily," Erdogan said. "Either they will give us our planes or they will give us the money."
Erdogan is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on September 29 to discuss Syria.
"It is my hope that, as two NATO countries, we should treat each other with friendship, not hostility. But the current trajectory does not bode well," Erdogan said.
The fires, fueled in part by extreme summer temperatures and climate change, have been burning in the country's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts since July 28.
Erdogan's depiction of Turkey as a bastion of anti-imperialism is not new—though it is an increasingly common theme of Turkish propaganda.
The continued presence of Turkish troops in Afghanistan may ameliorate some of the risks in Kabul, but realistically it cannot offer a lasting remedy for Afghanistan's impending problems.
Turkey's opposition leader told President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to involve Turkey with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, telling the U.S. to "pick up the pieces."
The videos have detailed allegations of illegal activities against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government.
In a series of videos posted on YouTube in recent weeks, fugitive mob boss Sedat Peker made claims of corruption, drug trafficking and covering up murder against ruling figures in the Turkish government.
Ankara needs to change not only its rhetoric but also its policy to reverse the alarming trends that have brought religious minority communities to the brink of extinction.
In the days following U.S. President Joe Biden's recognition of the mass deportations and massacres of ethnic Armenians during the early 20th century as genocide, Turkish protesters are demanding that U.S. troops leave the country.
Joe Biden on Saturday became the first American president to officially recognize the Ottoman Empire's World War I-era mass killings of Armenians as "genocide."
What it would mean for the United States to officially recognize the Armenian genocide as the historic fact that it is?
Recent events highlight that the relationship between Presidents Erdogan and Putin is transactional, and that Washington and Ankara still share the same historic rival.
Something clearly is rotten at the heart of the Turkish banking system. Yet a Manhattan court still thinks Turkey is a functioning democracy with a fair and transparent legal system.
Erdogan has made Israel an offer that Jerusalem would be foolish to accept.
Among advocates for Turkey's minorities, Osman Kavala is a secular saint.
Whatever one's views are on Turkey's trajectory, pro or con, America must have Azerbaijan's back.
It is increasingly apparent that the largest and fastest rising threat to stability and peace in the Middle East is Turkey.
Erdogan's calls to reform the United Nations might have found a sympathetic audience had it not come from a strongman who institutionalized one-man rule at home by destroying democratic governance.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is not a U.S. ally.
Turkey is a very destabilizing presence in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
The U.S. must pressure Turkey to get out of Syria.
Erdogan's forcible conversion of the museum and cathedral flies in the face of Islamic tradition, and underscores the need for mature, tolerant Islam worldwide.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an Islamist dictator with neo-Ottoman regional ambitions.
The West must do a better job of deterring Erdogan's hegemonic ambitions.