Erdogan’s strong showing signals ‘business as usual’ for Mideast

The prospect of Tayip Erdogan winning another presidential term in Turkiye would once have rung alarms around the Middle East, but after taking a more conciliatory stance in recent years his strong election showing on Sunday has caused few flutters, Reuters reports. Erdogan secured just under half the votes and looks well placed for the 28 May runoff against opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, defying some predictions he might lose outright. Over 20 years, Erdogan championed a muscular regional policy, sending troops to fight Kurds in Iraq, seize border enclaves in Syria and back government forces in Libya while challenging other Middle East powers. But as Turkiye's economy faltered, Erdogan changed his approach, reaching accommodations with rivals such as the United Arab Emirates, but without pulling back Turkish forces on […] Source

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