Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of last week's failed coup to consolidate his power. As the country slides into a dictatorship, there is a lot at stake for the West. But the effects in Turkey itself promise to be far greater. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]





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Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]


Visual Story How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

Visual Story: How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

Barack Obama had hoped to bring a message of hope during his two terms as president of the United States. In many respects he succeeded, but he was often hampered by the Republican Party. A SPIEGEL Visual Story. By Roman Höfner and Michael Meissner (Illustrations) more... Video | Comment ]


Public Enemy No. 1 A Visit with Fethullah Gülen, Erdogan's Chief Adversary

Public Enemy No. 1: A Visit with Fethullah Gülen, Erdogan's Chief Adversary

In a meeting at his compound in Pennsylvania, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen defends himself against claims made by Turkey's president that he was behind this weekend's failed coup. He alleges that power has poisoned Erdogan. By Veit Medick and Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Terrorist Bookkeepers New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

Terrorist Bookkeepers: New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

It isn't always easy for European authorities to prove that returning jihadists fought for Islamic State. But a new data leak from the terror organization could help. SPIEGEL has seen the books kept by IS bureaucrats. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Vanessa Schlesier more... Comment ]

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: 'Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Donald Trump advisor Mike Flynn explains why the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate admires authoritarian leaders and considers the US foreign policy of recent years to be a disaster. more... Comment ]

The Story of Ahmed and Alin Syrian Orphans Trapped in Turkey

The Story of Ahmed and Alin: Syrian Orphans Trapped in Turkey

Ahmed and Alin were 10 and 11 years old when their parents died in Aleppo. They fled to Turkey and now work there as child laborers -- collecting scrap and working in a sweat shop. They dream of escape, but don't know how. By Claas Relotius more... Comment ]

Trouble in Paradise Tourism in the Age of Terrorism

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism in the Age of Terrorism

Terrorism is making life difficult for many vacation destinations, with European travelers choosing holidays closer to home. The travel industry is fundamentally changing as a result and many once popular places are facing ruin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Russian Foreign Policy 'We Are Smarter, Stronger and More Determined'

Russian Foreign Policy: 'We Are Smarter, Stronger and More Determined'

Relations between Russia and NATO are deteriorating. Kremlin foreign policy advisor Sergey Karaganov speaks with SPIEGEL about the risk of war, NATO's aggressive posturing and the West's inability to understand Russian values. Interview conducted by Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Eastern Flank Security The Siren Song of NATO's Hawks

Eastern Flank Security: The Siren Song of NATO's Hawks

NATO political and military leaders are intent on bolstering the alliance's presence in the Baltic states and Poland. But does doing so actually improve European security? There is plenty of room for doubt. An Essay by Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]