Unravelling Turkey’s pivot to the East

(Yep. That would be the Greater Kurdistan project he’s talking about.)

from al Arabia

In a few days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg. The timing is critical and the implications extraordinary, because Turkey may well be shifting to the East out of geopolitical necessity. There are a number of key reasons for this.

Firstly, Turkey is entering a period of self-discovery that is resulting in a re-calibration of its relationships with NATO and Russia. This is brought on by a number of factors, such as Kurdish activity in Syria, Iraq and Iran, and by a major restructuring of Turkey’s military.

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One Response

  1. Let me just fix that:

    “This is brought on by a number of factors, such as Kurdish activity in Syria, Iraq, Iran and TURKEY, and by a major restructuring of Turkey’s military.”

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