Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in front of a mosque after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey (REUTERS/Murad Sezer).
Turkey's shift on ISIS is a mark of US success
August 23, 2015,
Ankara's vision of an independent Middle East foreign policy has collapsed, writes Jeremy Shapiro. Turkey, long a beacon of stability in the turbulent Middle East, seems at risk of losing that reputation. After 13 years of single-party rule, the country is on the verge of holding general elections for the second time in less than six months, as its squabbling political factions proved unable of forming a government together.