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 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
EU offers Turkey assistance as wildfires continue to rage
The government faced calls to step down after it emerged that the country did not have any usable fire-fighting planes in its inventory.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 2, 2021
US sanctions on Turkey-backed Syria faction offer solace to Kurdish victims
It remains to be seen what practical and immediate effect Wednesday's sanctions will have.
Amberin Zaman | Syria | Jul 29, 2021
Turkish officials condemn Tunisian 'coup' but keep it measured
While AKP officials have denounced the Tunisian president's sacking of the prime minister and suspension of parliament as a "coup," Ankara’s language was markedly less incendiary than when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew the country’s popularly elected president in 2013.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Jul 26, 2021
Turkey plans further clampdown on independent media
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP says it won't allow "fifth column" activity from independent media organizations.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Jul 22, 2021
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Netflix series awakens ghosts of past for Turkey's Jews
Nazlan Ertan | Turkey | Nov 16, 2021
Egypt weighs impact of Ethiopia's civil war
Baher al-Kady | Egypt | Nov 20, 2021
Oman invests in ports with eye to becoming Gulf gateway
Sebastian Castelier | Gulf | Nov 19, 2021
AI played 'big role' in approach to pandemic, says UAE artificial intelligence minister
Week in Review | Gulf | Nov 19, 2021
Turkey's war of attrition against Syria's Kurds
Amberin Zaman | Syria | Nov 17, 2021
Michael Kofman explains why Moscow backs the Iran nuclear deal and why Iran-Russia tensions in Syria are overstated
Digital entrepreneur Yonatan Adiri: Israel could double GDP with startup advancement
Don’t rule out eventual Erdogan-Assad reconciliation over shared fear of Kurds, says Amberin Zaman
Israeli environment minister: Country at high risk over climate change  
Trump administration’s former Syria envoy Jim Jeffrey says Turkey unlikely to invade northeastern Syria in immediate future
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