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.