Erdogan’s Venezuela adventure turns into another bargaining chip

Source:Global Americans Date:11Dec2018

Aside from the fact that Erdogan’s visit was the first-ever visit by a Turkish head of state to Venezuela, Erdogan’s visit bluntly demonstrates Turkey’s determination to strengthen its bilateral relations with the embattled Maduro regime despite rising international sanctions and pressure. The Turkish President offered firm support for Venezuelan leader Maduro during his visit to Caracas, saying his “friend” was facing “manipulative attacks from certain countries and acts of sabotage from economic assassins.”

The governments of the two countries explained the closer relations as a win-win in terms of diplomacy and economic relations. However, it seems Maduro and Erdogan are seeking more than that.

Really, why did Erdogan visit Maduro?