Turkey's New Old Friends

Wall Street Journal

With his plans to become a regional power on the rocks, Erdogan rediscovers Ankara's Western allies.

Ever since they came to power in 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, have sought to tilt Turkey away from its traditional Western allies. The new Turkish policy, framed by Ahmet Davutoglu, previously the foreign minister and now serving as prime minister, was premised on the notion that Ankara could never rise as a regional power if it had good ties only with the West. He has turned out to be catastrophically wrong...

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