Op-Ed articles

Turkey deported Dutch cows over diplomatic fracas. (Photo: Reuters/David Moir)

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata—an undesirable alien—and was deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey.

Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin detained in Baku on Feb. 7, 2017

Free Speech Held Hostage

Within a single month, the government of Azerbaijan has managed to quote Nazi propaganda in its campaign against minorities, arrest a Jewish journalist for speaking the truth, and bomb regions where they were scheduled to meet for peace talks.