The architects of Turkey's expanded presidential powers haven't though through the consequences of a divided executive and parliament, but it's a real possibility.
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Trump appears poised to scuttle the Iran deal, Russia tries to mediate between Israel and Iran to prevent direct conflict in Syria, and it’s election season in the Middle East.
Macron and Merkel make the pitch for preserving the Iran deal, Erdogan calls snap elections, and a Houthi political leader is killed by a Saudi airstrike.
The Iran deal is slipping away, Turkey looks beyond Afrin, and Egypt votes in Sisi’s election-turned-referendum.
Mohammed bin Salman arrives for a week of meetings in the United States, Trump may finally withdraw from the JCPOA, and Turkish-backed forces take control of Afrin.
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U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.