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Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)Publication date: 16 August 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Erdogan’s latest spat with the West, amid a deteriorating domestic economy, threatens the long-term stability of his country. What is Erdogan trying to accomplish by going toe-to-toe with the United States?

Erdogan has badly miscalculated the capacities of his “tough” Islamic posture. He won the election that allows him to impose more authoritarianism on his country, gambling on the loyalty of the Moslem conservative segment of the electorate, and he apparently thinks this victory enables him on the international level as well...Read more

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