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Turkey’s pro-Western policy reversal reveals Erdogan’s dilemma

Turkey's position over the Russian invasion of Ukraine ​​has resonated as a pro-Western shift in Ankara’s foreign policy, but Erdogan needs to go the extra mile.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey is no longer the isolated country it was 21 days ago.

The ruthless Russian invasion in Ukraine that began Feb. 24 has changed everything. The post-post-Cold War era in world history has been inaugurated. The strongest threat of nuclear war since the Cuban missile crisis of 1960 has emerged. The internal conflicts that plague the Euro-Atlantic relationship have faded away. NATO, in a way, has been reborn, attracting countries like Finland and Sweden. The West, in unity, has positioned itself against an aggressive Russia with unprecedentedly tough sanctions.

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