Government of Turkey
Turks are proud of their history because they have not committed any genocide or partaken in colonialism, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, vowing the Turkish government will not stay silent against "some countries trying to lecture Turkey on history," in reference to France and Italy's recognition of the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made up his mind. His rhetoric changes - at times confrontational and conciliatory at others - but the overall direction is clear: Turkey is drifting away from the West. And this is not because there are those in the West who don't want Turkey, but because Turkey doesn't want the West.