Erdogan neglected alternative options that could have strengthened Turkey’s position — without sparking the ire of much of the international community.
Trump abandoning the Kurds will damage the U.S. and embolden its foes. It amounts to nothing less than treason.
Erdogan can use any number of legal, political or foreign policy tools to ensure his candidate wins this time around, no matter the reputational costs.
The convergence of Russian-Turkish interests is likely only of a temporary nature.
Putin has Turkey exactly where he wants it: As an upset NATO ally willing to break ranks with the alliance’s stance toward Russia.
The Turkish President only knows one loyalty — to himself. Little wonder Erdogan acts like a congenital flamethrower in international relations.
Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran.
Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.