Prepare yourself for an “October Surprise”- playing the Ukraine Card.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking to Vladimir Putin and the media – but his message was for Washington.
Both Russia and NATO will be adversaries as long as Washington dictates Europe’s security policies. The U.S. refuses to recognize Russia’s legitimate security interests and that creates tensions.
ExtraTime with Peter Lavelle: “The west again shows itself to be petty and narrow-minded.”
ExtraTime with Peter Lavelle: Erdogan’s political future is far from certain, but Turkey now has the possibility to re-define its geopolitical posture.