The Council of State’s decision on the Student Oath has no rationality as Turkey is no longer the “old Turkey.”
Trump needs to show the Saudi Crown Prince the errors of his ways before it’s too late. And Yemen would be a good start for him, MbS and the American media to redeem themselves.
Ankara has learnt how to survive, not only without American support, but also despite the American efforts to hurt the country politically and economically. Turkey has learnt how to carry out cross-border military operations in a country where U.S. forces are settled in favor of Turkey’s adversaries.
The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an alarming picture of the deep divisions in American society.
Two prominent regional powers in the Middle East have remained high on the international agenda recently: Iran, due to the sanctions going to be imposed, and Saudi Arabia, due to the Jamal Khashoggi murder.
Mohammad bin Salman’s political ambitions might lead him to future disasters like the Yemen, Hariri and Khashoggi ones. However, if regional tensions can be lowered due to a politically weakened MbS, it could count as a win for Turkey.
“Abiy Ahmed’s foreign policy reforms and the peace breeze sweeping the Horn of Africa is commendable and long-waited but the deafening geopolitical changes’ raison d’etre definitely lie elsewhere: the U.S. Secretary of State.”
By completing megaprojects like Istanbul’s new airport, Turkey is setting an example for the entire region by promoting closer integration with the rest of the world, pursuing its national interest and promoting an inclusive national identity.
The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global powers, in particular the United States.
Turkish security units tracked down the 15-member hit squad responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder due to the concise camera security network in Istanbul.