Podcast: Arabs are wondering, is Erdogan all talk? – Nervana Mahmoud- Ahval

I recorded this podcast with Ahval’s editor David Lepeska that war is a real possibility in the eastern Mediterranean, that Turkey has taken all decision-making power away from Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and that Turkish President Erdogan has lost significant support among Arabs in the past decade for failing to live up to his promises.

I highlighted how there are many weak states in the Arab region, and how Turkey’s Erdogan is exploiting such sad reality by playing the Ottoman card to flirt with Arabs.

I aloo highlighted how pliant Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is a sign of military decline in turkey. The Turkish military is bowing to Erdogan and embrace his ideological vision; it has become the military of a Sultan, and not a military of a Republic.


Hope you enjoyed it. You can listen at the link below.




About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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