Erdoğan lacks focus on regional developments

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s dismissal of President Abdullah Gül’s congratulatory message to Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – even if he did not mention Gül by name - as “meaningless” may be a criticism of Gül. It could also mean that Gül and Erdoğan are playing the good policeman-bad policeman game here.

President Gül's message for Sisi not congratulatory, but 'goodwill'

The message sent by Turkey’s President Abdullah Gül to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi upon the latter’s election was not a “congratulatory” message, but should rather be assumed as “goodwill,” sources from Gül’s office have underlined.