Turkey’s increasingly desperate predicament poses real dangers

A column by Liz Sly, the Washington Post’s Beirut bureau chief, suggests Erdogan’s hubris and miscalculations have left Turkey in a predicament in which it has no good foreign policy options. If Turkey escalates its involvement in Syria, it risks a confrontation with Russia that it would almost certainly lose. If Ankara plays it safe, then it will likely lose the influence in the Middle East that it has fought to gain. Also, the Kurds would likely carve out an autonomous enclave in Syria along Turkey’s border. Meanwhile, people in Turkey must live with reality of regular suicide bombings and a staggering economy due to Ankara alienating all of its neighbors.


Read original source.