Soner Cagaptay | Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s Game Plan | Foreign Affairs

English: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister o...

English: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs from Republic of Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, must-read, article on Turkey’s new Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister, in Foreign Affairs. Check it out!

via Soner Cagaptay | Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s Game Plan | Foreign Affairs.

I agree that Turkey’s need to turn her foreign policy back to towards the West. There is  room for Turkey to be a pan-Islam player too. But hard-headed Western political leaders must re-focus Turkey on realpolitik. It’s in Turkey’s interests to be a pivotal part of the Western alliance; with Western support, Turkey gets Western investment, which grows the Turkish economy and improves the lives of the ordinary Turkish people.

Thoughts?

 

‘Pan-Islamist Davutoğlu’ thesis ruffling feathers in Turkey – POLITICS

English: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto...

English: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. December 2, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read this deep insight into Turkey’s new Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister. Check it out!

via ‘Pan-Islamist Davutoğlu’ thesis ruffling feathers in Turkey – POLITICS.

Turkey’s foreign policy has alarmed the West in recent years. But Turkey is dependent upon Western investment to keep her economy growing.

Surely, if Turkey continues with a risky foreign policy, looking to be a pan-Islam leader, she should be reminded that Western investment will stop?

Thoughts?

 

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