Erdogan playing with fire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists on keeping up his well-known nationalist rhetoric to which we have grown accustomed. He does not hide his neo-Ottoman dreams and visions and continues his provocative actions not only against Greece and Cyprus, but also a number of other countries, including France, as evidenced not only by his verbal attacks against Emmanuel Macron, but also by the recent incident between the two countries' naval forces.

The Turkish president behaves as if he were leading a superpower, but one wonders whether the man who wants to replace the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, in the Turkish subconscious, really understands his and his country's limitations. We hear statements about a "Blue Homeland," about the "borders of our hearts," but nothing about the difficulties facing the Turkish economy and the enormous dangers that lurk for the...

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