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Umar Farooq

Umar Farooq’s reporting appears in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast.

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In the Turkish government’s rush to root out conspirators, the threshold for guilt is low.

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After Turkey's failed 2016 coup, retribution has become a farcical national obsession.

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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.

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Fears of terrorism, and President Erdoğan’s rivalry with an exiled theologian, have become excuses for censorship and repression.

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The neglect and abuse of Pakistan's tribal areas.

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Hammad joined ISIS in 2013, impressed by their ambition and military prowess. He left when he saw their tyranny.

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