(Security Analyst- Historian)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) based in Athens, Greece. (Publication date: 30 March 2014)
As the geopolitical field in Ukraine is unavailing with uncertainty between the competition of Ukraine's Pro-western elite and Moscow's security concerns, Turkey a nearby neighbor is confronting also its own political anxiety and Geo-strategically designs that are currently shaping its own destiny.
Despite the recent bashing that Premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received from the EU and the US for his autarchic handling of the Gezi Park protests and the bribery scandals that included AKP party and family members, his political power tarnished he has still remained relatively unscathed. Not only did the EU request Turkish security forces to participate in a Peace keeping mission in the civil war torn Central African Republic, but also all the latest Turkish exit polls show Erdogan’s political power holding at 40 to 45 percent.... Read more