Saudi Crown Prince Sees Turkey as Part of a "Triangle of Evil" in the Middle East

(Washington Post) Ishaan Tharoor - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman warned Egyptian newspaper editors this week of a "triangle of evil" in the Middle East made up of Iran, Islamist extremist groups, and Turkey. There is no love lost between Turkish President Erdogan and leaders in the region, especially Egyptian President al-Sissi, who brutally suppressed Islamist factions favored by Erdogan after taking power in a 2013 military coup. Today, numerous political Islamists from Egypt and other Arab states are in exile in Turkey, and Erdogan cuts an increasingly isolated figure, raging at both the West and his Arab rivals.

2018-03-08 00:00:00

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