Turkey‘s newspaper, Hurriyet, reports that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has harshly slammed the West over “insensitivity” amid the growing refugee crisis, while announcing the “joint fight against global terrorism” as a key issue to be discussed during the G-20 Summit in Turkey mid-November.
No doubt President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will take every opportunity to gain more favorable press in the Western media ahead of the G20 conference. He is right to question the effectiveness of US and European policy in both Iraq and Syria. The strategic challenge is terrorism and the consequence is the refugee crisis. This point is missed in the Economist lead which praises Angela Merkel’s policy on immigration.