The recent crisis in Georgia has left Turkey in a tight spot, torn between its obligations to NATO and its alliance with the west, and its growing trade and energy relations with Russia. My story in Eurasianet.
Istanbul Calling is written by Yigal Schleifer, a freelance journalist who between 2002 and 2010 was based in Istanbul, where he worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Eurasianet website, covering Turkey and the surrounding region. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Report, The Times (London), The Walrus and other publications. Schleifer is currently based in Washington, D.C.