Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no stranger to controversy.
But in recent months, he charted a new course in international relations. And Europe has noticed, relying on the Turkish leader for guidance in the refugee crisis and the war in Syria despite concerns over human rights in the country.
For more on Turkey’s role on the global stage, CGTN’s Natalie Carney reports.
To discuss Europe’s pivot toward Turkey:
- Metin Gurcan is a security analyst and columnist with Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse.
- Doga Eralp is a professorial lecturer at American University.
- Alexis Poulin is a co-founder of Le Monde Moderne.
- Nicolai Due-Gundersen is a political analyst for Kingston University London.
The offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, from Russia to Turkey, was inaugurated ten days ago. @ntsafos of @CSISEnergy writes that TurkStream is an opportunity to depoliticize gas and could be a win-win for Russia and Europe. https://t.co/ekIz51QjCl
— CSIS (@CSIS) November 29, 2018
— Al-Monitor (@AlMonitor) November 25, 2018