As far as the Erdogan-Davutoglu Justice and Development Party regime is concerned, Turkish foreign policy is cohesive and the goal remains to revive the glory of Turkey as it once was under Suleiman the Magnificent. After all, despite periodic mass protests confined to Istanbul and major cities, despite outcries about human rights violations and the occasional trouble with the Kurdish minority now involved in a struggle against the ISIS Jihadists, Turkey is more stable and more democratic than the rest of the Middle East that suffers from internal turmoil, absence of electoral system Turkey enjoys, and almost perpetual foreign interference in its internal affairs. Nevertheless, glaring foreign policy contradictions reveal a very troubled and isolated Turkey that has gone as far as to try rebuilding its strained relationship with beleaguered Putin’s Russia caught in a renewed Cold War that the US-EU allies launched in 2014.
The Justice and Development Party came to power with the prospect of developing the economy and changing the corrupt political system, while at the same time making Turkey into the greatest regional power in the Middle East. In fact, Turkey would try to revive the glory of the Ottoman Empire under Erdogan’s AKP Islamist party, largely by embracing the cause of the Palestinians as well as the Islamists throughout the Middle East, including the Egyptian Brotherhood.
partners as well as its neighbors.