Turkey faces a double dilemma - a foreign policy predicament in dealing with the disintegration of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime and an almost greater domestic policy dilemma concerning the Kurdish question. It is becoming clear to Turkey that another Kurdish entity is establishing itself on its southern border at a time when Ankara is nowhere near resolving its own Kurdish unrest.

THE upheaval in the Arab world has left Turkey in a quandary as it questions how it should respond.

The policy of ‘zero problems’ with Turkey’s neighbours - pursued by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu until 2011 -...

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Dr. Udo Steinbach
The Syrian crisis has demonstrated that the time of great visions of Turkey’s role in the Middle East is over for the time being
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