Andrew Brunson’s plight has gained a high profile among U.S. evangelicals, and warnings from both President Trump and Vice President Pence were probably aimed, at least in part, at bolstering domestic political support.
There’s something weird about this. Everyone who cares about this issue knows what the president believes.
Armenian Christians living in the Ottoman Empire, in what we call Turkey today, were targeted for annihilation by radical ultra-nationalist leaders 100 years ago.
A member of the Turkish parliament visited Minneapolis Monday, seeking to make inroads with the city’s Somali-American community.
More than 50 people were detained in Turkey, many with government ties, in a corruption probe that could destabilize Prime Minister Erdogan’s power base.
Aggressive development projects are threatening Turkey’s natural resources and its iconic fishing trade.
The US and European governments worry that Turkey is turning a blind eye to jihadis from their soil seeking to fight in Syria, and fear the consequences when these blooded fighters return home.
A historic Byzantine church in eastern Turkey was recently re-converted into a mosque after decades as a museum, reflecting the growing Islamic influence throughout the country.
Mystical Islam meets psychedelia. And, yes, the authorities are worried.
Ethnic cleansing and forced migration drove Assyrian Christians out of eastern Turkey decades ago, but Prime Minister Erdogan’s policies have drawn a number of them home.
Turkey’s Koc Holding has been investigated repeatedly since helping antigovernment protesters this summer. Will that chill investment?
The wedding celebration of two protesters in Gezi Park was violently broken up by police this weekend – a reminder that neither the protest nor backlash are ebbing.
The heart of Istanbul is still choked in clouds of tear gas from skirmishes between protesters and police.
Turkey is ruled by a government chosen by the people, and has been for decades, in a string of free and fair elections.
Aware that the effectiveness of their protests is waning, Turkey’s antigovernment protesters are now focusing on giving their movement staying power beyond Istanbul.
Although the raid succeeded in clearing out the park, the brutal police methods have galvanized many to continue their anti-government demonstrations.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed hundreds of thousands of his cheering supporters in Istanbul saying, ‘My patience has run out’ with anti-government protests.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party says the Turkish government might call a referendum to decide whether to proceed with controversial plans to develop Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
The attempted clearing of protesters from Istanbul’s Taksim Square by Turkish riot police is drawing some unlikely critics — but also some local allies.
The ongoing clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square have exposed the fault lines running between those want to protect secular values and those who want to introduce more Islam into public life.