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 […]

Turkey foils coup attempt; president demands U.S. turn over cleric he blames for uprising – The Washington Post

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s government defeated a coup attempt by renegade officers who pummeled government and security institutions overnight with fighter jets, reasserting control Saturday after hours of clashes that killed at least 265 people and plunged the already troubled country into further uncertainty. The acting military chief, Gen. Umit Dundar, said on TV that more […]

‘It was like the 1970s’: how soldiers on the street tested Turkey’s post-coup politics | World news | The Guardian

When soldiers first parked tanks on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge and the sound of low-flying fighter jets buzzed around Turkey’s second city, few people immediately understood what was happening. Most suspected a new terror threat, with the recent jihadi massacre at Istanbul’s main airport looming large in people’s minds. But then, shortly before 11pm on Friday […]