Marc Champion is a senior correspondent at Bloomberg News, covering Europe and the Middle East. All views are my own. Re-Tweets are not endorsements.

I'm a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, which I joined in early 2012. Before that I was at the Wall Street Journal for 12 years, in London covering European politics, diplomacy and security; then in Brussels as deputy bureau chief for the Brussels and Germany bureaus, editing the reporters and writing about Eastern Europe; and then as bureau chief in Istanbul in 2011/12. Before joining ...

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Turkish Incursion Could Prove a Game Changer in Syrian Civil War

bloomberg.com — Turkey's incursion into Syria reflects a shift away from its insistence that President Bashar al-Assad be removed from power in any settlement there and may start to close the gap between the international coalitions that have helped keep the country's civil war raging, analysts and diplomats say.

U.S. Risks Losing an Ally and This Jailed Prosecutor Knows Why

bloomberg.com — If Joe Biden wants to know why so many Turks are infuriated by the hesitant U.S. response to last month's failed military coup, he could talk to Ilhan Cihaner. The U.S. vice president visits Ankara this week with anti-Americanism at a peak in Turkey because of what many see as the country's refusal to hand over their public enemy No.

Turkey shrugs off U.S. talk of NATO exit following failed coup

chicagotribune.com — The failed coup in Turkey may have revived a debate in Washington over whether the country should remain in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a host to U.S. nuclear weapons, but the response in Ankara and some U.S. diplomatic circles is simply puzzlement. Secretary of State John Kerry...

Turkey shrugs off U.S. talk of NATO exit following failed coup

stripes.com — The failed coup in Turkey may have revived a debate in Washington over whether the country should remain in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a host to U.S. nuclear weapons, but the response in Ankara and some U.S. diplomatic circles is simply puzzlement.

Turkey Plays Down U.S. Suggestions of NATO Exit After Failed Coup

bloomberg.com — The failed coup in Turkey may have revived a debate in Washington over whether the country should remain in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a host to U.S. nuclear weapons, but the response in Ankara and some U.S. diplomatic circles is simply puzzlement.

Iran’s Economy - Bloomberg QuickTake

bloomberg.com — For a decade, the U.S. and other major powers squeezed Iran's economy to force it to rein in its nuclear program. That's over, at least for the moment. Now what? An unshackled Iran has plenty going for it.

Iran's Oil - Bloomberg QuickTake

bloomberg.com — Iran has long been wary of outside influence, especially when it comes to exploiting its natural resources. But now, the government is offering international oil companies their biggest role since 1979, when the newly-founded Islamic Republic nationalized the country's reserves. In theory, it's an attractive proposition for both sides.

Sectarian Tension Builds in Turkey as Erdogan Crackdown Widens

bloomberg.com — The crowds gathered outside President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Istanbul home waving Turkish flags near midnight Monday were cheering more than the failure of a putsch two days earlier. They were celebrating their religious conservative party's gain of complete control over the Turkish Republic.

Ireland hits Brexit alarm in biggest foreign crisis in 50 years

nzherald.co.nz — By Marc Champion, Dara Doyle The prime minister is under pressure, economists are slashing growth forecasts and companies are warning of Brexit's dire consequences. London? No, Dublin. The intertwining of trade and finance means no other country is feeling the fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union more than Ireland.

Divided Northern Ireland Faces Brexit Hangover

bloomberg.com — Celebrating the battle that ensured Protestant rule of Northern Ireland more than 300 years ago, residents of the Cregagh housing project in Belfast belted out "Simply the Best" and burned Irish flags and a figurine of the Virgin Mary on a bonfire that towered over the neighborhood's row houses.
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Sep 09, 2016

Read the comments on this WSJ editorial on Clinton/Trump debate. As one says: "God help America."  http://on.wsj.com/2ctexB2  via @WSJ

Sep 02, 2016

RT @AkyolinEnglish: 1) Sadly, Turkey’s legitimate reaction to coup turns into ruthless & mindless witch-hunt. An already-draconian system…

Sep 02, 2016

RT @johnfraher: More from oiur Putin interview -- Putin calls #DNC hack a public good, denies involved  http://bloom.bg/2bV4CSR  @business

Sep 02, 2016

RT @b_judah: It will be interesting to watch for a Russian influence-play in Uzbekistan in the shadowy succession period.  https://twitter.com/reuters/status/771642585630711808 


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