The U.S. government’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a turning point in history and will fuel instability and violence in the Middle East.
“The Arab world is dead. The several remaining stable Arab countries have encouraged and even supported Israeli aggression against Palestinians.”
The U.S.’ untrustworthy diplomatic moves, along with the decision to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran has led to more instability in the Middle East.
Turkey has been consistently improving bilateral ties with countries like the U.K. and yet opposition political figures desperately complain to foreign governments about the current government instead of reaching out to their own people.
President Erdogan’s election campaign focuses on new rational reforms ranging from economic growth to multidimensional foreign policy, draining momentum away from his opponents.
The Nation Alliance, formed by the CHP, the Good Party (IP), the Felicity Party (SP) and the Democratic Party (DP), is essentially pragmatic. Although they focus on the “shortcomings” of Turkish democracy, it was noteworthy that they refrained from pledging a return to the parliamentary system in their protocol — which suggests that the only thing they have in common is a desire to criticize Erdogan and the AK Party.
The economic impact of a sharp U-turn will be immense for both Tehran and its economic partners. But politically, Trump has been rallying against the deal since his presidential campaign, describing it as the “worst deal he has ever seen.” Hence he might well prioritize his own domestic credibility.
Allies are quickly losing faith in Washington’s erratic foreign policy decisions and confidence in its leadership is rapidly diminishing.
President Erdogan’s Istanbul manifesto is important not only because it puts forward his strategies in the lead-up to the June 24 elections but it also sets out his political vision.
Washington’s contradictory goals in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel threaten to further complicate the situation in the Middle East.