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Piotr Zalewski

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Past articles by Piotr:

The Islamic State Hits Turkey Where It Hurts

The terror group is ramping up its fight against Ankara. Its latest battleground: the Turkish economy. → Read More

Istanbul Bombing Was a Strike Against Turkey’s Economy

The tourist industry was the real target of the deadly blast → Read More

Ankara Attack Threatens to Deepen Turkey's Divisions

Political groups began implicating one another within hours of the bombing → Read More

What to Know About This Weekend’s Turkish Elections

The Justice and Development Party want Turks to give them a mandate to increase the power of the presidency → Read More

Meet the Man Transforming Journalism in Turkey

Frustrated at established media outlets, Engin Onder took to Twitter → Read More

Turkey's Blasphemy Barometer

In mid-January, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu marched alongside other world leaders in Paris to commemorate those killed in the terrorist attack on the satiric newspaper Charlie Hebdo. → Read More

Contentious Kurds

On October 23, three off-duty Turkish soldiers were gunned down on a busy street in Yuksekova, a small, rugged town in the southeastern province of Hakkari. The following day, also in the southeast, a member of a Turkish paramilitary squad was found tied to a pole in an empty field, his body riddled with bullet holes. → Read More

Kurds welcome re-inforcements to end ISIS siege

Turkey allows Kurdish and Syrian troops to cross into besieged town → Read More

Besieged Syrian city of Kobani Struggles Amid Medicine and Food Shortages

One local describes how some trapped residents have been forced to break into the houses of neighbors who have fled to take their food → Read More

Turkey Decides to Hit Kurdish Rebels Instead of ISIS

Airstrikes target the Kurdistan Workers' Party and not the Islamist militants fighting for control of Kobani, a Kurdish city in Syria near the Turkish border → Read More

Turkey Grapples With an Unprecedented Flood of Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Turkey has done a better job than most at accommodating refugees, but the burden is proving too large to bear → Read More

Erdogan Promises 'New Era' After Winning Presidency

Turkey's prime minister gets five more years of power → Read More

Turkey's Erdogan Plans to Go From Premiership to Presidency

The Turkish PM wants to transform the presidency from a largely ceremonial post into an executive seat of power, but some say he's overplaying his hand → Read More

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Begin to Wear Out Their Welcome

From 171,000 at the start of 2013, Turkey is now home 736,000 Syrian refugees—and the number is expected to more than double this year → Read More

Russian Separatism Gains Ground in Eastern Ukraine

After Russia's de facto annexation of Crimea, questions loom over the status of other parts of Ukraine where many remain sympathetic to Russia. In the eastern industrial city of Donetsk, a surprising number want to follow the same path as Crimea → Read More

Turkey’s House of Cards Moment: Arrests and Scandal Signal a Crisis for Erdogan

An astonishing series of arrests this week hint at a power struggle between Turkey's Prime Minister and the Gulenists, an influential Islamist movement that was once his ally — but which now could provoke a political meltdown in Ankara → Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan Battles Country’s Most Powerful Religious Movement

Both were religious men. In the early 1970s, Cemal Usak and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were classmates at the Istanbul Imam Hatip Lisesi, an Islamic high school. By the end of the decade, their career paths had begun, ever so slightly, to diverge. → Read More

U.S. Influence Fades As Islamist Rebels Unite in Syria

For those, including the Obama Administration, exasperated with the fragmented, increasingly fratricidal rebel forces pitted against Syria’s strongman Bashar Assad, any consolidation within the insurgents’ ranks would have once come as a welcome development. → Read More