Erdogan… the “reluctant” warmonger.

By Na'omi Allen
Mrs Allen is a political science research assistant and this is her personal WIP blog.
She studies political phenomena through the lens of Realpolitik and Conservative Liberalism.

 

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Twitterverse (@girly_GRRRL) — It’s astonishing that so many foreign policy experts still think Putin and Erdogan are BFF’s. I’m mostly seeing reports about: Erdogan attempts to “ease tensions”, attempts “balancing act”, and some even say, “has a lot to lose if there’s war” between #Ukraine and #Russia. 🙈🙉🙊

A few mention that Putin is annoyed with Erdogan for selling drones to Ukraine, but they’re still acting like he has a good relationship w/ both countries, and just doesn’t support an invasion…

foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/13/tur…

Stripes does mention that Russia and Turkey are on opposite sides of several armed conflicts around the world… but I have yet to see any Western publication mention what’s been happening w/ the Quadriga Format over the last 2 years.

stripes.com/theaters/europ…

Express starts to hint at Erdogan’s saber rattling… but only kinda sorta… going only as far to say that Erdogan WARNS Russia… oh… that invading Ukraine would be unrealistic.

express.co.uk/news/world/155…

Erdogan’s “greatest challenge”. As if he is stuck between a rock and hard place… the reluctant warmonger… Auwe.

ecfr.eu/article/war-in…

Arab papers speak a little more honestly… mentioning that Erdogan has been calling for NATO to accept Ukraine’s membership.

english.alarabiya.net/News/world/202…

ICYMI: Troubled Waters in the Black Sea. A timeline, that begins in October 2020, when Erdogan and Zelenskyy signed a devil’s pact, to “deoccupy” Sevastopol.

naomiallen.blog/troubled-water…