Get Ready for a More Aggressive Turkey

Source:Foreign Policy Date:04Jul2018

Turkey expert Sinan Ulgen illustrates the difficulties of Erdogna’s alliance with MHP and its leader Mr Bahceli:


Turkish disengagement from the West is not a foregone conclusion. It is the probable outcome of growing MHP influence on Turkish foreign policy. But ultimately Turkey’s future ties with the United States and Europe will depend on whether the MHP leadership prefers to use its political leverage to achieve domestic or foreign-policy objectives. It will also depend on how Erdogan chooses to satisfy the MHP’s political aspirations.