27 November 2020

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain - France 24


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly assertive foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors -- but few analysts expect him to slow down. Critics accuse Erdogan of whipping up patriotism in a bid to shore up support after bitter municipal election losses last year saw his rivals win in Ankara and Istanbul. The government counters that Turkey is defending its interests in a volatile region against unfriendly nations such as the United Arab Emirates and [...]