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Prof. Norman Bailey discusses Turkey’s current challenges

Turkey roasts
Turkey’s leadership has brought the country to an impossible position, and its dream of revived grandeur is receding. 

There has not been a time since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the declaration of the Turkish Republic following the end of World War I that Turkey has been in such a web of conflicting interests, pressures and events as now. Now, as then, the developments are largely due to Turkey’s own disastrous decisions. In the case of the First World War, Turkey could perfectly well have remained neutral, as it did in World War II. Instead, it entered the war on the losing side.

Now, a series of policy decisions, many quite inexplicable on any rational basis, has led the country to a state of frozen animation, where every turn could lead to disaster

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