Sigmar Gabriel’s recent claim that if Turkey is not kept within the Western bloc, the country will want to reach its own nuclear weapon, is a false reflection of Turkey’s political ambitions.
The deteriorating transatlantic relations could possibly open a new phase in Turkey-Germany relations.
President Erdogan’s planned visit to Germany in September this year could be a promising call to improve bilateral relations.
That the debate about Germany’s potential aim to have its own nuclear weapon coincides with the nationalist trend in the country’s political discourse also points out an interesting and deteriorating path.
The on-going power struggle within the CHP has now become solidified with the rivalry between Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Muharrem Ince.
‘Perhaps Ozil’s recent stance may achieve or possibly trigger more than what previous victims of known racist treatments have not had the chance to.’
The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.
In order to ensure that the AfD do not become the new right in Germany, Merkel’s government has increasingly adopted populist discourses.
Turkey’s June 24 election results are considered as a chance by the Turkish diaspora to initiate new and stable bilateral relations for the upcoming future.
“It would not be wrong to state that the main objective of the opposition parties, which was to block Erdogan from winning in the first round and to cause a “divided government” between the legislative and executive branches ultimately ended in a fiasco.”