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Can Turkey Lead the Islamic World and Still Be a Western Ally?

Behlül Özkan | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Behlül Özkan

The AKP does not aspire to be a model for the Islamic world; it aspires to be its leader -- a duty which includes safeguarding the interests of the nearly 20 million Muslims living in Europe. In Erdoğan's view, it is the EU which must accommodate itself to Turkey, not vice versa. Erdoğan is saying to the West: If you want my help in the Middle East, then we'll play by my rules.

Turkey's New Activism in the Former Ottoman Lands and Continuing PKK Attacks

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

Turkey's fight against terrorism, or its attempts to bring a peaceful end to the Kurdish dilemma can not and should not be considered separate than the massive changes occurring at Turkey's borders.