Turkish President Recep Erdogan is the Vladimir Putin of the Middle East. He is convinced that glory awaits his every decision. During the past few years this man who only knew success for years has gradually lost the confidence of most people in Turkey. They are tired of his grandstanding and assuming all power in the land. At elections last month, a majority turned down the Turkish windbag leaving him with the need for allies in order to form a government. He so desires to be respected –no, feared– by other nations.
“I am adducing the world. We will never allow a state to be formed in northern Syria, south of our border.” To translate his remarks in English. He opposes the desire of Kurds to have their own nation. This idea has led him to favor ISIS gaining power since this group hates Kurds. Sorry, Recep, the world does not agree with you. And, there is evidence, neither does the Turkish army!