Carlotta Gall © 2021 The New York Times

Carlotta Gall © 2021 The New York Times

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Turkey sours on Syrians, but not in this sleepy town, jolted awake

Opposition parties have started openly to call for sending home Syrian refugees and recently warned Erdogan against admitting a wave of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover

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New Taliban guidelines stir fear about the future of press freedom

More than 100 local media companies and radio stations around the country have stopped operating, having been closed down, taken over by the Taliban or forced out of business for lack of funding,…

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Aid workers staying in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan tread a tricky path

For the past 20 years, military and diplomatic forces from all over the world took over central Kabul, filling a green zone beside the presidential palace with embassies, military bases and…

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In Turkey’s safe zone in Syria, security and misery go hand in hand

The Turkish intervention in Afrin was not selfless. Turkey always had its own interests in mind

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Battered Turkish economy puts a powerful Erdogan to the test

Turks had been grappling with a falling currency and double-digit inflation for two years when the pandemic hit in March, sharply worsening the country’s deep recession

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