Known to many as the “bridge between the east and the west,” Turkey has an interesting geopolitical position. With war spilling into Turkey’s national boundaries, Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu is calling for international intervention in Syria. The country has even recently teamed up with Egypt to increase the call for peace.
But what makes Turkey’s position unique? Emirhan Yorulmazlar, a Turkish scholar now living in the United States, has spent years growing up in and studying his home country. He says “Turkey’s identity crisis” has had an immense impact on its foreign policy and action.
(Source: You Are Here, Kathryn Barnes)