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Turkey’s “Defense Line”: An Ideological Front

Turkey’s “Defense Line”: An Ideological Front
By Irina TsukermanFebruary 14, 2020

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,448, February 14, 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey’s latest moves in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean should be viewed in the context of the recent Kuala Lumpur Summit, which announced the emergence of a new ideological bloc to counter Saudi Arabia consisting of Iran, Turkey, Qatar, and Malaysia. Turkey’s new geopolitical strategy is as much ideological as it is “defensive.”

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