“Under current circumstances, Western governments would be wise to take stock of the past five years if they hope to enjoy closer relations with Turkey in the next five years.”
Political players that draw the right lessons from the June 24 elections will successfully adapt to changing circumstances.
Western governments have no choice but to reassess their priorities and work with Turkey under the leadership of President Erdogan.
The fact that Turkey forced the PKK out of Manbij in cooperation with the U.S. and without having to conduct a military operation there can be counted as success.
Tehran sees Turkey’s counterterrorism operation in Qandil as a threat to its influence over Iraq and across the region more generally.
Turkey’s opposition parties and their presidential candidates have increasingly adopted an aggressive narrative throughout their election campaigns.
The Turkish people will choose a leader who will skillfully manage the country in a rapidly changing and unpredictable global system, in which even historical allies are turning against one another.
The so-called ‘fight against radicalization’ seen in Austria and across Europe in general, only encourages discrimination and alienates Muslims from society through a far more destructive form of radicalism.
If the United States keeps its promises on Manbij, it will be able to solve its specific problems with Turkey and, more broadly, hold talks on the future of Syria and Iran with the Turks.
Presidential candidates in the race for the elections on June 24 have failed to answer questions on the future of the presidential system and how they will make the system work – if they would, at all.