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.
Despite all efforts of the Sisi regime to live down the massacre, the memory of the Rabaa will live for generations.
President Erdogan’s planned visit to Germany in September this year could be a promising call to improve bilateral relations.
Trumpian foreign policy will continue to damage U.S. credibility and standing within its allies as well as its competitors. While U.S. allies like Europe and Turkey are going to struggle to effectively address these challenges, they are unlikely to simply roll over.
It is difficult to explain the current devaluation of the Turkish Lira against the U.S. Dollar on economic terms, as the current situation is a mere example of the global hegemon – the U.S. – exerting its political power on a so-called ally.
The current state of opposition leaders who vowed to lead Turkey only a couple of months ago leaves one thinking whether they have completely lost their senses.
The AK Party – due to intending to include all sects of society in politics – has become Turkey’s largest catch-all party.
The U.S. will fail to leave a smooth legacy in the Middle East without the support of Turkey. Thus, there’s still time to transform relations from a lose-lose to a win-win situation.