News aggregator for: Al-Monitor

Turkish schools abroad victims of AKP-Gulen conflict

The struggle between the AKP and the Gulen movement threatens more than 2,000 Turkish schools abroad, which have been seen as the country’s most “valuable export commodity” and a “source of prestige.”

AKP winning perception war

Erdogan has been surprisingly successful in framing the graft probe in his favor, while purging the bureaucracy on an unprecedented scale.

Egypt’s crisis is structural

Egypt has been struggling to get back to normal, but the damage caused by decades of dictatorship has caused many Egyptians to consider military rule as the best option for now.