We must not alienate Turkey’s strongman
President Erdogan may be a nationalist but the West cannot let him fall into Russia’s orbit What a difference a year makes. Last September Donald Trump met President Erdogan of Turkey and boasted: “Frankly he’s getting high marks . . . we have a great friendship and the countries . . . I think we’re right now as close as we’ve ever been”. With manly gripping of hands, Trump claimed that “a lot of that has to do with a personal relationship”. Strength speaks unto strength in his crass world view.
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