Regardless of efforts to contain and isolate Ankara, it is an undeniable fact that Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, has been taking advantage of new opportunities to expand its sphere of influence.
Trump could not get what he wanted from the Iranian protests and took another wrong step in the Middle East.
In contrast to the U.S., Tehran could potentially offer to work together in a range of areas including the fight against the PKK-YPG.
The policy-makers in the White House have not been able to agree on how to take position on the protests going on in the U.S.’s long-time rival Iran.
It is time that local sources of legitimacy are respected and the issue of regime change is dropped from the agenda of the international community for good.
Political parties in Turkey have already begun debates over their campaigns for the 2019 elections, signaling that 2018 will be very challenging.
The same methods that were used during the Gezi Park protests in Turkey are now being applied in Iran.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have taken a great opportunity to revive their years-long partnership, and this time, the two should not miss the train for both their own and regional interests.
Unlike claims made by certain media outlets, Turkey’s outreach efforts in Africa represent an effort to promote cooperation on the basis of stability, security and trade in a time when the next storm is brewing.
The exceptionally warm reception shown to Erdogan during his four-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia was testament to this rejuvenated moral capacity underlining Turkey’s emerging power in world politics.