Budding nuclear power Turkey casts a darkening shadow over Middle East


Turkey is rapidly developing into a threat to peace and stability in the Middle East.

The regime of President [formerly Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP Justice and Development Party are increasingly authoritarian.

Their effort to obtain nuclear power with its military offshoots would make it an imposing and new threat to the whole region.

Pene 4dBehind Erdogan’s efforts, of course, is nostalgia for Turkey’s once dominant role in that part of the world.

The Turkish Empire at its zenith in the early 19th century stretched from the gates of Vienna to Aden to Gibraltar, incorporating most of the eastern Mediterranean.

Its collapse in World War I left behind a…

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