Amberin Zaman
Amberin Zaman is a senior correspondent reporting from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe exclusively for Al-Monitor. Zaman has been a columnist for Al-Monitor for the past five years, examining the politics of Turkey, Iraq and Syria and writing the daily Briefly Turkey newsletter.  Prior to Al-Monitor, Zaman covered Turkey, the Kurds and conflicts in the region for The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times and the Voice of America. She served as The Economist's Turkey correspondent between 1999 and 2016, and has worked as a columnist for several Turkish language outlets. On Twitter: @amberinzaman
Turkish lira drops to near record lows after Central Bank trims policy rate
The move came following pressure from the Turkish president.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Sep 23, 2021
Are Iranian threats to escalate in Iraqi Kurdistan more hot air?
Amberin Zaman | Iraq | Sep 22, 2021
Turkey's latest attack on PKK militant in Iraqi Kurdistan meant as show of strength
In recent months, Turkish drones have picked off a string of mid-level commanders in Iraqi Kurdistan and northeast Syria.
Amberin Zaman | Iraq | Sep 20, 2021
Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew I set to meet Biden at White House
The patriarch will also meet Ankara's US ambassador while in Washington.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Sep 15, 2021
Turkish opposition courts Kurds in trip to Erbil
The Republican People’s Party, Turkey’s main opposition party, has sent a senior delegation to Iraq's Kurdistan Region, perhaps because popular elections have become difficult to win without Kurdish votes.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Sep 7, 2021
Iraqi Kurdish leader helps ease Turkey-UAE tensions
Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani helped facilitate a recent phone call between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 31, 2021
Russian rebuke of Turkey for Crimea support highlights Ankara's delicate balancing act
Turkey's support for Crimea also highlights the growing value of Ukraine and Crimea for Ankara.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 25, 2021
Syrian jihadis hail Taliban ‘conquest’ despite their own effort to rebrand
The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan was widely welcomed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which offered sweets in the streets of Idlib.
Sultan al-Kanj, Amberin Zaman | Syria | Aug 23, 2021
Turkish airstrike kills members of US-backed Kurdish force in Syria
A Turkish airstrike has killed four members of a US-backed Syrian Kurdish force.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 20, 2021
Turkish airstrikes claim Yazidi lives in Iraq’s Sinjar
Turkish airstrikes hit makeshift hospital in the predominantly Yazidi Sinjar region of Iraq on Tuesday.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 18, 2021
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Muhammed Magdy | Culture | Aug 31, 2021
Is Moscow using the S-400 against Turkey?
Semih Idiz | Turkey | Sep 3, 2021
Iraqi Kurdish leader helps ease Turkey-UAE tensions
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 31, 2021
Boxed in: Bennett, Abbas can’t win despite ‘goodwill gestures’
Week in Review | Israel | Sep 3, 2021
What Erdogan missed in skipping Baghdad conference
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Sep 2, 2021
Vivian Salama previews the Biden administration’s Middle East priorities at the UN General Assembly
Dana Weiss: Bennett’s government here to stay 
Europe, West threatened by atmospheric Jihadism and the entrepreneurs of wrath, says Gilles Kepel
Michael Oren: Israel must build case legitimizing possible action against Iran 
Iraqis fear worse chaos amid waning US presence, says Bilal Wahab
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