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Turkey

  1. world view
    Trump Is Letting Turkey Bully the United StatesThe U.S. delegation got to announce a Syria cease-fire, but only after Ankara gave them a taste of the humiliation that weak nations endure regularly.
  2. foreign policy
    Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed to Cease-fire in SyriaTurkey has reportedly agreed to halt its invasion for five days so that Kurdish forces can peacefully withdraw from the contested region.
  3. president trump
    Read President Trump’s Bizarre Letter to Turkey’s President“Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”
  4. politics
    Trump Has ‘Very Serious Meltdown’ in Meeting With DemocratsTrump reportedly called James Mattis the “world’s most overrated general” and insulted Nancy Pelosi as a “third-rate politician.”
  5. president trump
    Trump: Kurds Are ‘Not Angels.’ In Fact, They’re ‘Worse at Terror’ Than ISISThe president explains that the forces his own administration allied with against ISIS were actually worse than ISIS all along.
  6. impeachment season
    Trump’s New Impeachable Offenses Threaten Pelosi’s Narrow Focus on UkraineHow do you decide how to impeach a president who won’t stop committing high crimes and misdemeanors? That’s a tough question for House Democrats.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Is Being Impeached Because He Keeps Doing What Russia WantsTrump’s Ukraine scandal and his Syria fiasco both happen to benefit one country Trump really likes.
  8. syria
    Trump Announces Sanctions Against Turkey, Also HimselfTrump’s sanctions against “any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria” appear to apply to himself.
  9. foreign interests
    Trump Didn’t Free Us From Syria’s ‘Endless War,’ He Just Made It WorseThe president congratulated himself for pulling U.S. forces out of a Mideast quagmire, but his haphazard decision is perpetuating a destructive cycle.
  10. syria
    The Trump-Blessed War in Northeastern Syria Is Already a Complete DisasterAmerica’s abandoned Kurdish allies surrendered to Assad and Russia rather than face Turkey and the threat of ethnic cleansing alone.
  11. lindsey graham
    Lindsey Graham Said Syrian Kurds Were ‘Threat’ to Turkey in Prank CallGraham also appeared to assure the fake Turkish official that his party would help an Erdogan ally get off easy for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  12. president trump
    Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His PresidencyHe found one of the few ways to make GOP senators shout, “Donald Trump is misusing executive power,” right as impeachment gets rolling.
  13. syria
    Why Trump’s Evangelical Allies Are Enraged Over His Betrayal of the KurdsNeocons aren’t the only ones angry at Trump for green-lighting a Turkish invasion. Religious leaders say it could harm Christians in the region.
  14. syria
    Turkey: Trump Knew ‘Precisely’ the Scope of Our Attack Plans in SyriaAs Turkish bombs fall on Kurdish border towns, Erdogan’s government insists that Trump green-lit its operation.
  15. foreign interests
    Trump and Erdogan Are Only Increasing the Odds of an ISIS ComebackTurkey claims its attack on the Kurds, which Trump cleared the way for, is about securing “peace.” It’s likely to do the exact opposite.
  16. corruption
    Trump’s (Insane) Conflict of Interest in the Turkey-Syria DisputeTrump collects millions in royalties from a licensing agreement in Istanbul — a deal that an ally of Erdogan could cancel at any time.
  17. foreign policy
    Trump Defends Syria Policy in Series of Wild, Authoritarian TweetsHe boasted of his “great and unmatched wisdom” and threatened to obliterate Turkey’s economy if the country displeases him.
  18. war
    White House Announces Turkey Will Soon Invade SyriaThe U.S. may be abandoning its Kurdish allies, as the White House moves remaining troops from the “immediate area” of the invasion in northern Syria.
  19. don't call it a comeback
    How Lindsay Lohan’s Latest Single Explains Her Rise and Fall“This video is a compilation of vignettes of life.”
  20. labor
    Now We Can’t Eat Nutella AnymoreA damning New York Times investigation sheds a light on Turkey’s exploitative hazelnut industry.
  21. food labor
    What You Need to Know About This Troubling New Hazelnut ReportYour Nutella comes at the expense of exploited Syrian refugees.
  22. nba
    Enes Kanter Is the Man in the MiddleThe Turkish basketball player is hoping to anchor the playoff-bound Portland Trail Blazers at center. But his most important role is off the court.
  23. international intrigue
    Report: Khashoggi’s Body Incinerated in Oven at Saudi Envoy’s HomeOnce believed to have been dissolved in acid, the body of the Saudi dissident is now thought to have been burned.
  24. authoritarianism
    Turkey Reportedly Seeks Arrest Warrant for Knicks Center Enes KanterKanter says he fears he’ll be extradited or even killed for criticizing Erdogan and backing Fethullah Gulen, an exiled cleric living in Pennsylvania.
  25. Why Turkeys Explode and How to Prevent ItDon’t put yourself in danger this Thanksgiving.
  26. thought experiment
    Would You Eat a Hot Cheetos Turkey?It’s an interesting question.
  27. thanksgiving
    Will Your Family Still Love You If You Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey This Year?The war against the wet-brine hits the mainstream.
  28. foreign interests
    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
  29. food safety
    What to Know About the Salmonella Outbreak Affecting TurkeyJust in time for Thanksgiving.
  30. global politics
    Erdogan Seized on Khashoggi Murder in Hopes of Humiliating His Saudi RivalThe Turkish president drew the world’s attention with continual leaks, aiming to expose MBS as a brute and turn the world against Saudi Arabia.
  31. international affairs
    Pressure Builds on Saudi Arabia, But Will Trump Continue to Get Played?Trump has vowed to severely punish the Saudis if they killed Jamal Khashoggi, but that punishment seems likely to include selling them more arms.
  32. international affairs
    Report: The U.S. Intercepted Saudi Communications About Capturing KhashoggiSaudi Arabia’s continued denials of killing the dissident journalist are not holding up.
  33. international affairs
    Everything We Know About the Disappearance and Alleged Murder of Jamal KhashoggiTurkey has alleged that the Washington Post journalist was murdered by the Saudi regime, but it’s not yet clear what has happened.
  34. the dish
    The Structural Ingenuity of Existing Conditions’ Turkey ClubJapanese milk bread and meat glue help to curb the sandwich’s inherent messiness.
  35. foreign affairs
    Turkey’s Economy Is on a Collision Course With Reality, & It’s Not Trump’s FaultErdogan’s easy money policy bought him his popularity, but his reluctance to shore up his currency could tank the Turkish economy.
  36. president trump
    Why Trump’s Turkey Tariffs Are Worrying InvestorsTrump just suggested that any country whose currency falls against the dollar is a fair target for sanctions, no matter the cause of depreciation.
  37. food fight
    Country of Sweden Admits It Stole Swedish Meatballs From TurkeyIs nothing sacred?
  38. summer travel
    16 Obscure-ish Islands for Mostly Middle-of-Nowhere VacationingSwim amid the mangrove trees in Thailand, scoot through coastal vineyards in Turkey — or do nothing at all.
  39. Turkey Says White House Is Lying About Trump’s Call With ErdoganA White House readout suggests Trump chewed out Erdogan. Turkey says different.
  40. foreign affairs
    America’s Role in Syria Just Got a Lot More ComplicatedISIS may be in full retreat, but two key U.S. allies are now fighting each other.
  41. select all
    Turkish Hackers Are Targeting Former Fox News PersonalitiesThe world is, as they say, bigger than five.
  42. Turkish Authorities Want to Lock Up Knicks’ Enes Kanter for Insulting ErdoganThe 25-year-old big man is a longtime critic of the Turkish president.
  43. Trump Finds White House Happiness at Turkey PardonThe empty spectacle of setting birds free seemed to be the rare presidential duty that Trump can actually enjoy.
  44. select all
    White House Asks Twitter to Decide Which Turkey It Should PardonWishbone the turkey enjoys country music, while Drumstick prefers classic rock.
  45. Flynn Kidnapping Plot Is Like Teapot Dome With a Dash of TreasonThat a presidential national security adviser might have sold his influence to a foreign government so quickly and cheaply is a very big deal.
  46. the law
    Mueller Seems to Be Closing in on Flynn — and the Indictments Could Be ExplosiveReports of a $15 million kidnapping plot have only raised the stakes of the investigation for the Trump White House.
  47. foreign policy
    U.S. and Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services Over Diplomatic DisputeTurkish authorities arrested a U.S. consulate employee last week for alleged ties to cleric Fethullah Gulen.
  48. Syrian-American Journalist and Her Mother Murdered in TurkeyHalla and Orouba Barakat were well-known activists working against the Assad regime.
  49. international affairs
    Erdogan’s Guards Indicted for Attacking Protesters During D.C. VisitTwo civilians have been arrested but the Turkish security officials have already left the country.
  50. russia investigation
    Mueller Investigation Requests Flynn Documents From White HouseInvestigators now appear to be looking for evidence that Flynn committed a specific crime.
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