Russia’s and Turkey’s lack of a solid economic performance is what motivates their two leaders’ steady resorting to domestic oppression.
Although Turkey’s Erdogan is president of a NATO member country, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Hamas share a similar ideology, built on an anti-Western and anti-Semitic worldview.
Is Turkey turning into a Russian puppet? Vladimir Putin is showing a remarkable ability to reverse Erdogan’s Syria ambitions.
Trump should not fall for the Turkish president’s public relations stunts.
While Turkey’s President dreams big power dreams, Putin plays Erdogan like a fiddle.
Ultimately, Erdogan might end up losing Istanbul again. And botch yet another opportunity to normalize relations with the Kurds.
Losing Ankara and Istanbul is a significant defeat for Turkey’s President.
Turkey’s President is eager to stand side-by-side with Russia, China, and Iran in Venezuela.
Erdogan is a pragmatist, and will likely be looking to maximize both diplomatic and monetary rewards for the evidence he possesses, real or presumed.