Turkey can still reset its relations with the west

Source:Financial Times Date:23Mar2019

A wise view from FT, which I share.  The upcoming S-400 missile crisis between Turkey and NATO could be the cathartic event, which compels Erdogan  to “go West”.


Recep Tayyip Erdogan took power in Turkey in 2003, offering stable civilian leadership, a new drive for EU membership and a business-friendly approach. In recent years, Mr Erdogan has moved towards authoritarianism, alienating western allies and adopting questionable stewardship of the economy. Choosing to purchase Russian military hardware has raised further concerns. Yet Mr Erdogan has a real chance to change course and restore a relationship which is just as valuable to Turkey as to America and Europe.