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TURKEY - Strategic Inflection Point

TURKEY
Neither West nor East, but up

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‎......Contrary to the EU, wading through a sea of economic troubles, an increasingly confident Turkey goes to the polls on the 12 June. This emerging political and economic power, and not Europe, is fast becoming a model for the nascent democracies of the Middle East....

............If Turkey’s drift to authoritarianism comes true, it will confirm that the European Union, thanks to its awkwardness and myopia in managing its relations with the country, has blown the most incredible strategic opportunity that could ever have been conceived of to help turn Turkey into a lighthouse that would radiate democracy throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa...........

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