The Turkish Threat in the Eastern Mediterranean

(Al-Ahram-Egypt) Abdel Moneim Said - The Eastern Mediterranean region borders on Turkey, which has begun to threaten the entire region. Turkish warships harass Egypt, Greece and others in the Mediterranean, while its drill ships dig for gas and oil in others' economic waters. In the meantime, Turkey continues to make war in Iraq and Syria and to transfer its mercenaries to Libya. Unfortunately, Turkey has a leadership that sees itself as a latter-day Ottoman conqueror. In order to confront the Turkish threat to the Middle East, the Arabs will need to reverse the balance of powers between them and Turkey, and they will need to devise a vision for managing strategic alliances opposed to Ankara's dangerous ambitions. The writer is CEO of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in Cairo.

2020-08-13 00:00:00

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