Our own security services have managed superbly. But a danger thwarted is not a danger ended.
Posts Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
We risk losing Ankara to Russian influence if we don’t show Erdogan more understanding.
Like Putin, he rules as unconstitutional monarch. Unlike Putin, his state is a member of NATO.
The ability to leverage a nation’s influence through international networks and institutions is key to promoting the national interest in the modern world.
In putting down the coup, the strongman of Ankara has gone too far. His nation’s institutions are severely weakened.
Daniel Hannan: I’m glad the Turkish coup was defeated – but the country’s future now hangs in the balance
No military coup against an elected government ever improved things. But Turkey’s rulers ought to opt for statesmanship, not vengeance.
Even before the coup an investigation was launched to judge if they still live up to the shared values of the Conservative Party’s international alliance.
This isn’t Turkey’s first coup attempt. But Erdogan is about to go all-out to try to make it the last.
If you thought he was a paranoid tyrant before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Turkey has the EU over a barrel due to the migration crisis – and they intend to make the most of it
Ankara is ignoring the terms of the migration deal – but 75 million Turks look set to get visa-free access to Schengen regardless.
Brussels will struggle to inspire positive change amongst its neighbours now that it has rewarded a regime so at odds with its professed values.
European powers must pressure the Turkish President to end his misguided campaign against both his domestic opponents and the Kurds.
A visit to a city on the edge of Europe highlights the tensions and contradictions of modern Turkey.
Erdogan planned a constitutional coup. He was defeated not by an army or a revolution but by the votes of the people.
A new spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of populism.
Cameron’s call to NATO leaders flies in the face of two decades of shrinking armies and a waning will to use them. If he wants to reverse them, he must lead by example.