par far wrote:
That map would have raised some eyebrows across Eurasia for sure. Probably least of which in Moscow if anything.
Classic Erdogan. Loose cannon shooting in every direction at once.
I don't doubt that this was a domestic political move but you do have to love the lack of finesse when it comes to relations with other countries.
Anyway, as much of an annoyance as Erdogan can be, he ultimately creates opportunities for Russia, and other non-Western powers. You can't accuse him of not following an independent foreign policy for his nation.