Apr 12 2019

Erdoğan's Turkey is drifting away from West - Ekathimerini

Turkey is turning its back to the West and the West should manoeuvre accordingly, Greek news site Ekathimerini said on Thursday.

"Turkey is drifting away from the West. And this is not because there are those in the West who don’t want Turkey, but because Turkey doesn’t want the West."

The news site said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had been shaping an anti-Western path for Turkey and even he lost his influence on the country, the situation would not revert back anymore. Therefore, the Western powers need to plan an effective way to deal with this fact, according to Ekathimerini.

"The Europeans are all about upholding values and principles; Erdogan is not interested. Some in Washington fear Turkey developing into a new Iran or Pakistan," said the news site. "Either way, Turkey is on the path of a gradual break from the West, if not a confrontation, and this is the reality, like it or not."

http://www.ekathimerini.com/239432/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/erdogans-turkey-turning-its-back-on-the-west