“It may be misleading to state that the wave of regional transformation, which began in 2010, has come to an end despite the downward course of events in recent years. Many factors, both regional and international, have the potential to reactivate the wave of transformation in the Middle East.”
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.
Greece – a country that has witnessed several military coups, and Germany – one of the founding countries of the EU, have welcomed military coup plotters who staged the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.
“Russia and Iran need to make sure that the situation in Idlib does not result in a disaster that Turkey has to handle on its own. This would not only alienate Turkey as it creates real dangers against Turkish interests but will also delay a potential political deal for Syria.”
Although reforms and changes began after the June 24 elections, Turkey’s transition period to a presidential system will need more time to be completed.
“Why do we have this recent haze and craze then if the liberal world order that we mourn for now has never been born?”
The deteriorating transatlantic relations could possibly open a new phase in Turkey-Germany relations.
During the AK Party’s Sixth Ordinary Congress, President Erdogan made it clear that Turkey will not draw back from defending itself on all platforms.
Over the past week, the Turkish Armed Forces neutralized two senior PKK commanders and took diplomatic steps for a decisive solution to the country’s war on terror.
The current crisis between Turkey and the U.S. is leading Ankara to seek for alternatives and to readjust its geopolitical portfolio.