|Vladimir Putin & Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Shanghai |
Cooperation Organization Summit in November 2016
Yet again, Erdogan offers a laundry list of complaints about US behavior which are linked to unsubstantiated accusations, accusing the US of disrespect for the Turkish nation-state, interference in its internal affairs, and indirect responsibility for the failed July 2016 coup d’état by allowing the coup’s purported mastermind, Fethullah Gulen, to remain in the United States.
Of greater danger is the threat a collapse of the lira would have on other emerging market countries such as Brazil and Indonesia. With Turkey in a downward economic spiral, investors in the industrialized North would be loathe to commit investments to other countries in the emerging market category.
An example of this "support Erdogan at all costs" mentality, see Ty Joplin's articles at
al-Bawaba, e.g., "Turkey is cozying up to Russia, disavowing the US," https://www.albawaba.com/news/original-turkey-is-cozying-up-to-russia-disavowing-the-us--1091672