Erdogan capitalizes on Trump’s effort to break and isolate Turkey

Source:Washington Post Date:20Aug2018

Kereem Fahim, Washington Post’s Istanbul Bureau Chief, reports that Trump’s efforts to strong-arm Turkey into releasing a detained American pastor is “playing to Erdogan’s hands”, as he turns to his “familiar script” — that of “portraying Western powers bent on crippling Turkey because of its status as a strong Muslim nation”.