Monday, October 12, 2015
Will Turkey Become NATO's First and the Muslim World's Next Failed State?
NATO's only Muslim member state, Turkey, has made great strides in developing a modern, even high-tech society. Turkey's aerospace industry, for example, is highly advanced and may even soon field an indigenous stealth fighter.
The wars (there are more than one) in neighbouring Syria, however, are destabilizing Turkey and its government and the recent intervention of Russian forces is worsening Ankara's problems. This is compounded by America switching its support from Syria's Sunni rebel opposition to its Kurdish forces who are enemies of the Turks.
If you want to understand how Turkey has succumbed to chaos, read this analysis from Asia Times Online. And here's another take on Turkey's precipitous dilemma from Britain's New Statesman.