CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING – With world attention focusing in on Turkey’s presidential run-off election, where incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan is locked in what is perhaps the most serious challenge of his career, global interest is homing in on a relative political outsider who could reshape a key, albeit complicated, NATO member. KemalContinue Reading

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared himself “very pleased” as he capped off a whirlwind tour of Western Europe, during which he secured new pledges of weapons, military aid, training and support ahead of a planned counteroffensive. After meeting with leaders in Italy, Germany, France and Britain, Zelensky said he wasContinue Reading

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (right) walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a waiting Chinook helicopter after meetings at Chequers, the U.K. leader’s country retreat, in Aylesbury, England, on Monday. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Carl Court/Getty Images British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (right) walks with UkrainianContinue Reading