How did the mercurial Recep Erdogan get himself into the military geopolitical wrangle that he’s in both with the Pentagon and Russia?
Repurposed into a mercenary force by Erdogan’s Turkey, the remnants of Syria’s armed opposition were sent off to fight for Azerbaijan with promises of sweet paychecks. They met abuse, humiliation, and death instead.
Turkey, once begging to enter the EU, is now becoming a truly independent power.
Ankara is quickly showing that a new attitude towards human rights and liberties is the only way forward to work with Joe Biden’s administration – one more nail in the coffin of EU plans to be a superpower.