The Return of History? Turkey in the New Middle East
It was fashionable in the early aftermath of the Arab Spring to embrace the view of a “Turkish model” for the Middle East. However, things have not worked out the way Ankara expected. Not only did Turkey’s web of relations not prove strong enough to absorb regional change, but the same bonds have now entrapped Turkey in the region’s many conflicts. If it is able to revive its reformist credentials, Turkey will start to look strong again.