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 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
Turks rally around Olympic volleyball star attacked over sexuality 
When a member of Turkey's Olympic volleyball team faced online abuse after posting intimate photos of herself with a woman on Instagram, Turks of all stripes spoke up in her defense.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 16, 2021
Syrian homes, businesses destroyed in Turkish capital amid rising anti-immigrant sentiment
At least 76 people have been detained in connection with the rampage.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 12, 2021
Turkey’s ruling 'White Party' turning gray, critics say
Recent allegations stand in contrast to the ruling Justice and Development Party's pledges to rid Turkey of systemic corruption.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 10, 2021
Family power grab in Iraqi Kurdistan raises fears of intra-Kurdish violence
Talabanis strip their cousin of all powers amid a power struggle in the Kurdistan Regional Government's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Party.
Amberin Zaman | Iraq | Aug 4, 2021
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Scientists reconstruct facial features of 2,000-year-old mummies
Hagar Hosny | Egypt | Oct 6, 2021
Turkey requests to buy 40 US F-16 fighter planes
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Oct 8, 2021
Israel still fears US approach to Iran
Ben Caspit | Israel | Oct 8, 2021
Intel: US lifts Iran-related sanctions, says no connection to nuclear deal   
Elizabeth Hagedorn | Iran | Oct 8, 2021
Palestinian video game strikes Israel’s nerve
Mai Abu Hasaneen | Palestine | Oct 10, 2021
Khamenei may still prefer a nuclear deal over a nuclear weapon, says Ken Pollack
International security expert Eviatar Matania: 40% of global cyber investments reach Israel 
Iran unlikely to consider crossing nuclear weapons threshold unless attacked, says Ali Vaez
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