David Lepeska, a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Financial Times and other outlets. His work focuses on Turkey and the Middle East.
War & Conflict14 Mar 2016 11:53 GMT
The first responsibility of a state is to protect its citizens.
Turkey06 Mar 2016 09:03 GMT
In an increasingly volatile Turkey, the takeover of Zaman marks the latest blow in the battle between Erdogan and Gulen.
Politics18 Feb 2016 14:10 GMT
With urban conflicts and major terrorist attacks, Turkey is looking more and more like its war-ravaged neighbour.
Politics31 Jan 2016 10:04 GMT
The Turkish state's battle with the PKK in urban districts across the southeast imperils locals and chances of peace.
War & Conflict16 Dec 2015 12:19 GMT
One hundred years after the inception of Sykes-Picot, world powers are back fighting over the same spit of land.
Politics30 Nov 2015 11:00 GMT
After lengthy negotiations, Ankara and the EU finalised their refugee deal. Now comes the hard part.
War & Conflict15 Nov 2015 11:55 GMT
G20 leaders gather along the Mediterranean to tackle the world's most vexing problems - none looms larger than Syria.
Media31 Oct 2015 08:55 GMT
Amid rising violence and a crackdown on free speech, critics raise their voices - but remain pessimistic about the vote.
War & Conflict12 Oct 2015 10:17 GMT
Rather than compelling Turks to unite, the Ankara bombing looks set to deepen the fissures in Turkish society.
War & Conflict01 Sep 2015 12:06 GMT
Turkey's bold, risky payout plan to catch suspected terrorists may backfire.
Politics12 Aug 2015 12:38 GMT
Living in Turkey today means experiencing a creeping sense of dread - a sense that the animals have the run of the zoo.
War & Conflict01 Jul 2015 11:58 GMT
Turkey abolished one caliphate in 1924 - now it's time to help get rid of another.
North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier
France: All you need to know about Le Pen and Macron
N Korea warns of 'full-out war' with nuclear weapons
Macron, Le Pen set to face off in final round
Syria's war explained from the beginning
The art of surviving a Venezuela on the brink
Killed for their bones - On the trail of the trade in human body parts
Israel-Europe gas deal sparks criticism
Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier
Gunmen wound conservationist in drought-stricken Kenya
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