Erdogan's erratic behaviour concerns the entire region
It benefits the Arab world to have a Turkey that is stable and progressive but instead, we find a president causing troubles at home and abroad
It is the oldest trick in the book. A political leader faces mounting domestic troubles and criticism, so he conveniently creates an external crisis in an effort to distract his population. And here we have Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doing just that, hoping that he can deflect internal woes by manufacturing problems with other countries. Let us consider Turkey’s internal situation. Between December and February, Turkish unemployment was reported as being at its highest in a decade, reaching close to 15 per cent. The Turkish lira continues to slide as faith in the current political leadership continues to fall.
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