The Revolutions in Turkey's Near Abroad
The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt will change the strategic landscape from the Mediterranean to the Gulf, and Turkey will be one of the countries most affected by the transitions ahead. At the same time, events in Egypt, in particular, have given new meaning to Turkey’s increasingly active regional diplomacy. The new revolutionary climate offers some opportunities, but also some risks for Ankara. Without question, it will place the issue of Turkish-Western relations in sharper relief, and may offer a new pole for U.S.-Turkish-European partnership.