Joe Biden will find ample potential for acrimony in the Middle East

Source:Financial Times Date:20Jan2021

And then there is Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, a wobbly Nato ally that buys Russian missiles and busts US sanctions on Iran, while deploying hard power across the region. This multi-barrelled adventurism is, no doubt, powered in part by Mr Erdogan’s need to expand his neo-Islamist base and win over the ultranationalist right. But the US (and Europe), who find Ankara unpredictable and hostile, need to realise the past pattern, which saw Turkey as a subordinate power, has ended.