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Other Putin on Europe's doorstep

WorldNews Thursday, 6 August 2020
Other Putin on Europe's doorstepBy Mark Leonard BERLIN ― Is Turkey the new Russia? That question is increasingly being asked in European capitals as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan adopts a more aggressive foreign policy. In addition to using migration to threaten and finagle the European Union, Erdogan has also been deploying military power to expand Turkey's sphere of influence across the wider region. Since the end of the Cold War, Europeans have viewed regional security through a unipolar Western lens. While NATO guaranteed military security, the EU ― with its 80,000-page rule-book for everything from LGBTQ rights to lawnmower sound ordinances ― provided legal order. Back in the 1990s, it was widely assumed that...
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