The next elections are set for 2023 – and the opposition fancy their chances so much that they’re calling for them to be brought forward.
Posts Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Garvan Walshe: Strife in the Caucasus. How Armenia and Azerbaijan are pawns in a new great game between Russia and Turkey.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
Garvan Walshe: Erdogan has failed his country – and turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque won’t put food back on Turkey’s tables
Narrow victories and a poor response to the Covid-19 crisis almost certainly indicate it’s time for Turkey’s leader to bow out.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
Trump, Erdogan and Macron all pose difficulties for the alliance. Corbyn in Downing Street would pose deeper and more dangerous ones.
Ben Roback: Trump and Syria. If your guiding principle is to withdraw from the world stage, his decision is quite sensible
“Sometimes you gotta let them fight, like two kids in a [parking] lot and then you pull them apart,” he said.
“Does he know of any policy decision by any ally which has so undermined our security partnership and empowered our enemies?” “No…”
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
Turkey’s strongman is far from all-powerful, and he is risking an almighty backlash.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
Caught between Moscow’s ruthless security forces and a million newly-arrived Russian settlers, the peninsula’s minority population deserves our support.
He has at every stage seized the initiative and outplayed – then persecuted – his opponents.