Skip to comments.'A multifaceted catastrophe': Turkey has 'so alienated everyone (truncated)
Posted on 02/21/2016 9:58:07 PM PST by Mariner
ISTANBUL â Turkey is confronting what amounts to a strategic nightmare as bombs explode in its cities, its enemies encroach on its borders and its allies seemingly snub its demands.
As recently as four years ago, Turkey appeared poised to become one of the biggest winners of the Arab Spring, an ascendant power hailed by the West as a model and embraced by a region seeking new patrons and new forms of governance.
All that has evaporated since the failure of the Arab revolts, shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the trajectory of the Syrian war.
Russia, Turkey's oldest and nearest rival, is expanding its presence around Turkey's borders â in Syria to the south, in Crimea and Ukraine to the north, and in Armenia to the east. On Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry announced the deployment of a new batch of fighter jets and combat helicopters to an air base outside the Armenian capital, Yerevan, 25 miles from the Turkish border.
Blowback from the Syrian war in the form of a string of suicide bombings in Istanbul and Ankara, most recently on Wednesday, has brought fear to Turkish streets and dampened the vital tourist industry.
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This will end with a Turk incursion into Syria to preserve Erdogan's pride, or a Turk military coup.
The military could well stage a coup, if they have to draw back a bloody stump from the Russian maw.
I can’t believe how many Iran fans their are here.
Where are they?
Spike the well in Qom. With a dirty Nuke if required. It’s the Will of Allah....
So... was this whole Arab Spring thing a collusion between the Obama Administration, Hillary, and Erdogan to give Turkey control of the Middle East ?
“I can’t believe how many Iran fans their are here.”
I can’t believe how many Obamacon ISIS supporters there are here.
LOL. Who are they?
More Ezekiel 38. Togarmah = Turkey. Rosh = Russia. Gomer = Germany. Meshech = Moscow. Tubal = Tobolski. Read it and weep.
Erdogan is very bad news for Turkey’s well being. The Turkish army better do coup in the very near future. Erdogan has to go.
Has anyone ever liked Turkey?
Turkey WAS on its way to a secular country.
Pretty good with a cornbread stuffing...
In the past a coup would be likely at this point. Erdogan took preemptive action several years ago getting rid of as many of the high ranking officers who weren’t 100% in his camp. He may not have the same worries on that front that earlier leaders did.
Either complete incompetence or my most diabolical conspiracy theory might be true.
?????? ISIS loves Turkey.
Oh Nick! lol. Most of us believe Turkey should be kicked out of NATO.
Especially the jive turkey in the White Mosque..
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