Turkey Is Changing the Middle East. The U.S. Doesn’t Get It.

Source:Bloomberg Date:16Mar2019

Moreover, if Turkey — finally turning away from Europe after a century of unsuccessful efforts to integrate with the West — fixes its gaze eastward, it could become a regional hegemon as ambitious as Iran and more effective.

Turkey has a larger economy, more sophisticated technology and a stronger military. It also remains a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Turkey isn’t as disruptive as Iran, but could become so, or at least as domineering, over the long run.


Editor’s Comment:  A very interesting analysis in the sense that it highlights one of  the paths Turkey can follow after 31 March elections. However, it is still possible economic concerns and the threat of sanctions pulling Turkey back to the Western Alliance, or the question of Syria dividing Turkey and Iran.