Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
Friends before, frenemies now? Sha Lalapet examines the dynamic changes in US-Turkey relations over the years. While the partnership has stood the test of time, will it survive in light of recent events?