Turkey: Are Profits or Principles Guiding Ankara’s Foreign Policy?

Is “mercantilist realpolitik” dictating Erdogan’s position on the crisis in Libya. (Photo: Presidential Press Service, Turkey)

Only a few weeks ago, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was in the vanguard of those calling for political change in Egypt. These days, Erdogan’s government in Ankara is taking a very different approach toward the uprising in Libya.

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Yigal Schleifer is the editor of EurasiaNet's Turko-file blog.

Turkey: Are Profits or Principles Guiding Ankara’s Foreign Policy?

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