“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.
The U.S. administration’s anti-Turkey actions have led Ankara to simultaneously end its disagreements with EU countries and deepen its strategic partnership with Moscow.
With the deterioration in transatlantic relations, Europe and Turkey are now looking for new strategic partners.
“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.”
The global system is set for the emergence of a more chaotic, multipolar and conflictual order in which bilateral alliances, rivalries and issue-based partnerships will replace multilateral international platforms and rule-based regimes.
World politics is presently going through an extensive transition process, which is directly reformulating the existing balances among global powers.
Whether Trump gets impeached or not, the international community will have to deal with the negative side effects of the impeachment process.
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.