The Great Game #2 – Rise of the Turks
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“There’s no problem there”
Those were the words of Recep Tayyip Erdogan when asked about the future of the Black Sea Grain Deal: a deal the Russians were extremely dissatisfied with and the Ukrainians would sacrifice anything – including the Russian Black Sea fleet – to preserve.
Forget all about the Saudi-Iran Cold War or the Palestinian question. The real agenda of the Middle East is the rise of the Turkic countries and the ascent of Turkey to Great Power status