I missed the RFE/RL article when it first came out last month, but it's topic -- Turkey's growing influence in the Balkans -- makes it worth revisiting. As the article makes clear, while a lot of attention is being paid to Turkey's moves in the Middle East, it has been no less active in the Balkans, where Ankara is working to increase its influence by capitalizing on its Ottoman roots in the region. From the piece by Anes Alic:
Over the past two years, Turkey has launched a massive
political, social, and economic offensive across the Balkans, focusing
primarily on Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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