Europe Is Facing 4 Existential Tests. Can It Hold Together? – The New York Times

Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right leader, center, campaigning in Valkenburg on Saturday. Credit Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press The risk of European disintegration looks significantly more real this week. Multiple crises, each a symptom and cause of the continent’s deepest problems, are converging simultaneously. Britain took a step toward leaving the European Union, and Scotland toward independence. […]

Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign – The New York Times

Michael T. Flynn at President Trump’s inauguration in January. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The candidate he was advising last fall was running on a platform of America First. The client he was working for last fall was paying him more than $500,000 to put Turkey first. Michael T. Flynn, who went […]

Terrorist Attack at Nightclub in Istanbul Kills Dozens – The New York Times

close media-action-overlay close image Istanbul Nightclub Attack CreditMurat Ergin/Ihlas News Agency, via Reuters BURSA, Turkey — At least 39 people were killed and dozens more were wounded when a single gunman attacked a crowded Istanbul nightclub about an hour after midnight on New Year’s Day, Turkish officials said. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called it an […]

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara – The New York Times

A man, right, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Yavuz Alatan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday […]

The H-Bombs in Turkey – The New Yorker

Barrier Status: ‘none’ Among the many questions still unanswered following Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey is one that has national-security implications for the United States and for the rest of the world: How secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase? The Incirlik Airbase, in southeast Turkey, houses NATO’s largest nuclear-weapons storage […]

Would Turkey Be Justified in Kidnapping or Drone-Killing the Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan places the blame for this weekend’s failed coup attempt on an Islamic preacher and one-time ally, Fethullah Gulen (above), who now resides in Pennsylvania with a green card. Erdogan is demanding the U.S. extradite Gulen, citing prior extraditions by the Turkish government of terror suspects demanded by the U.S.: “Now we’re saying deliver this guy […]