Is Albania replicating Turkey and Qatar’s teflon strategy?

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (right) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leave a joint press conference in Tirana in January. Erdogan was in Albania for talks on strengthening bilateral ties.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not fear provoking Europe or the United States. He blackmailed NATO to get more jetfighters and force Sweden to return peaceful dissidents to torture and imprison. He withholds F-35 joint strike fighter schematics that contractually he must return, raising concern he could sell them to Russia or China or use them to bolster his son-in-law's military manufacturer.

Turkish troops militarily occupy parts of Cyprus, Syria, and Iraq with an ultimate goal of Anschluss and openly contests Greek and Armenian territory. Erdogan used the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to double down on Hamas. Such support for terror is the rule rather than the exception.

Erdogan transferred weaponry to Al Qaeda factions in Syria, and gave sustenance to the Islamic State. Turkey transferred Syrian and Libyan mercenaries to Nagorno-Karabakh during Azerbaijan...

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