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How likely is Turkey’s international charm offensive to succeed?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to reap the economic and political benefits that normalized ties with estranged allies and traditional partners would bring.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish president and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), delivers a speech during a meeting of members of the AKP at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 24, 2021.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a charm offensive aimed at wooing the West and regional Arab powers. 

He is trying to overcome the alienation his abrasive, Islamist-driven and anti-Western approach to international relations has brought.

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