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Turkey’s “Defense Line”: An Ideological Front


Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Resmi Hesabi, Flickr, public domainBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,448, February 14, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey’s latest moves in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean should be viewed in the context of the recent Kuala Lumpur Summit, which announced the emergence of a new ideological bloc to counter Saudi Arabia consisting of Iran, Turkey, Qatar, and Malaysia. Turkey’s new geopolitical strategy is as much ideological as it is “defensive.”
Shortly before passing laws that allow Turkey to send troops and proxies to Libya, and before sending the first group of troops to back the Tripoli government, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency …read more

Source:: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

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