It’s true that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angered us by interfering in Arab affairs, but he isn’t a rival – the dispute with him was merely over details. The results of the recent parliamentary elections in Turkey came as a surprise as they ended the dominance of Erdogan and his party, though they are still the biggest victors. His rivals occupy around 60 percent of parliamentary seats, enabling them to obstruct government decisions. The implications of this are worth studying.
Regardless of who the next Turkish president will be, Syria will be a core Turkish interest, and it is unlikely that the new government will alter its stanceAbdulrahman al-Rashed