If the US wants to accomplish its goals in Syria, it will probably need to pick a side in one of the world’s bloodiest ethnic conflicts. The bombings in Istanbul
Erdogan’s recent openings are part of a wider strategy to better Turkey’s international standing while the country faces multiple challenges.
The AKP interference in the private business sphere follows a heightened drive to reform the political system and move toward a presidential republic.
New Central Bank Governor Çetinkaya faces political pressure to cut interest rates while trying to reduce Turkey’s high inflation.