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?
Posts Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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.
The Conservative leadership has opted to continue its controversial alliance with Erdogan’s AK Party
The AKP’s status in ACRE, the Tory international alliance, was in doubt – but it survived a vote with Conservative backing.
With growing problems at home, many member states are at odds with the Commission’s punitive line on Brexit.
Iain Dale: “Um…I…er…it depends on the context.” The stinking hypocrisy of the new LibDem MP over Turkey.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
They discussed trade, Cyprus, Syria and aviation security.