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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey and the Sunni vanguard

Turkey's present leadership is tilting away from the United States.

Is Islamism compatible with democracy?

Turkey is one of the few Middle Eastern places where Islamists came to power democratically.

Turkey's democratic rollback

The country is quietly but steadily backsliding into competitive authoritarianism.

The dark side of elections

The presidential elections in Egypt and Syria were carefully orchestrated theater whose outcomes...