Merve Tahiroglu is a Duke University graduate with a degree in International Relations. She is currently interning at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. She is from Istanbul, Turkey - born and raised.
One Thing Major Media Hid From You During the Debate on Syria
Turkey's New Headscarf Law Exposes Secularists to Be Naive Or Paranoid
The One Thing Everyone is Forgetting About Syria's Refugees
The U.S. is Trusting Turkey to Battle Terrorism, But Here's Why That's a Huge Mistake
Hassan Rouhani UN Speech: Why it Could Be a Big Chance For Jews in Iran
Al-Qaeda in Syria is a Serious Threat — What Can the U.S. Do?
The Syria Gas Attack Was Bad — But It's Not the Worst Thing That's Happened There
Kosovo is the Model For U.S. War With Syria, Forget About What Happened in Iraq
The Egypt Riots Look Bad — But They've Got More Support Than You Think
Middle Eastern Peace Talks May Work This Time — Here's Why
Turkish Media is Biased, and Not Just Towards Erdogan
Turkey is the World's 4th Biggest Donor Of Aid — So Why Can't it Save Itself?
Why Middle Eastern Leaders Love to Hate On the U.S.
As the Middle East is Wracked By Riots, is There Still Hope For Democracy?
Taksim Square Protest: Turkey Isn't Egypt Or Libya, and Occupy Gezi Isn't the Arab Spring