Turkish magnate Mustafa Koc was able to walk a fine line with a government that too often sees its secularist opponents as terrorists.
News that scores of women were sexually assaulted by young men of Middle Eastern appearance in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve will come as no surprise to women in North Africa.
Populist bigotry about Muslims has already mainstreamed in Europe. Europeans haven't been outraged enough about that.
Ankara is determined to make it clear that no solution for Syria can be reached unless Turkish interests are fully taken into account.
Having already underestimated him once with deadly results, the best way for Putin to figure out how Erdogan will respond to any further Russian moves is probably to imagine how he himself would react. The two men have a lot in common.
Vladmir Putin is willing to sacrifice Russia's warm and profitable ties with Turkey if it means keeping Syrian President Bashar Assad in power.
Reform-minded Mikheil Saakashvili will need a miracle to effect much-needed changes in Ukraine.
Most of Crimea's inhabitants are happy, but for a minority the move to Russian control over the peninsula has been miserable.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a battering over his handling of Europe's refugee crisis, but his new approach is the right one.
If the French train incident tells us anything useful about defending against terrorism, it is that ordinary people will sometimes be the only defense.