While all rulers have to look after the interests of their own country that may necessitate periodic political somersaults, there are two rulers who are brazenly opportunistic: Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler MbS, and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The desperation to win elections can bring out the worst in people. This is what was witnessed in the second round of presidential elections in Turkiye. Instead of discussing real issues, both contestants tried to prove their ultranationalist credentials. It was not Turkiye’s finest hour!
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s future hangs in the balance as the Turks head to presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14. After 21 years in power, Erdogan seems to have run out of ideas as his policies have failed. His opponents are staunchly pro-west and pro-Israel.
Turkish President Erdogan has realized that his belligerent policy in Syria has failed. He is trying to find a face-saving exit but Syria sees this as an opportunistic move because he faces a tough challenge in the June elections in which the opposition is exploiting the anti-refugee sentiment in Turkey.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power for more than 20 years. He assumes that Turkey cannot function without his wisdom guiding the country’s affairs. Empirical evidence proves otherwise. Erdogan’s foreign policy has been erratic and he has ruined the economy.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims to be a defender of Palestinian rights but he sees no contradiction in cozying up to the zionists. Israeli president Herzog visited Ankara last March. Erdogan is about to send his ambassador to Israel and plans to visit the occupied entity after Israeli elections.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan continues to indulge in political acrobatics by playing both sides of the divide in Palestine. He mouths slogans in support of the Palestinians but continues to maintain close ties with zionist Israel.
Erdogan continues to embarrass himself by political antics that have resulted in his losing much domestic support. They have also undermined prospects of the ruling AKP.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s policies continue to confound observers. What is his real agenda and whether there is still a possibility of Iran-Turkish alliance that would benefit the entire Muslim world?
What is the problem with French President Macron that he lashed out at Islam and indulged in promoting the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet (pbuh)? President Erdogan of Turkey has said that Macron has “lost his mind”. He may be on to something.
Turkish-backed terrorists have started to target Turkish troops in Syria and are violating the March 5 agreement between Moscow and Ankara. This has put Erdogan in a quandary. He should abandon his support for the terrorists and bring to end this terrible project.