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Umar Farooq’s reporting appears in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast.
In the Turkish government’s rush to root out conspirators, the threshold for guilt is low.
One year after Turkey's failed coup, retribution has become a farcical national obsession.
Kurds—the largest stateless ethnic group in the world—can be found on all sides of an increasingly complex conflict that stretches across Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
Fears of terrorism, and President Erdoğan’s rivalry with an exiled theologian, have become excuses for censorship and repression.
The neglect and abuse of Pakistan's tribal areas.
Hammad joined ISIS in 2013, impressed by their ambition and military prowess. He left when he saw their tyranny.
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