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Terror Attacks in Turkey: What You Need to Know

Jessica Michek / Blog March 23, 2016

The March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul occurred only six days after another attack in Ankara—each perpetrated by a different group with a different motive.

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ISIS: Turkey’s Ticking Bomb

Blaise Misztal, Nicholas Danforth / Blog January 12, 2016

The rhetoric of Turkey’s president has sought to present his party and the country as besieged by enemies. It now appears his paranoia is transforming into reality.

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Was Istanbul Bombing an Attack Against Turkey?

National Security / Press Release January 12, 2016

Today’s bombing in the historic heart of Istanbul confronts the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a fundamental question.

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Flashpoint or Flash in a Pan? What to Expect in Turkey on Labor Day

Blaise Misztal / Blog April 30, 2014

Labor Day, or International Workers’ Day, is celebrated around the world on May 1, commemorating civil unrest and the fight for worker’s rights in the late 19th century. In Turkey, Labor Day has a history of unrest and violence. In 1977, 34 people were killed during Labor Day activities in Taksim Square, when unknown assailants opened fire on a crowd. Since then, this day has been marked with tension, notably over access to Taksim, and has often seen clashes between police and demonstrators.

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