THE NEW TURKEY - June 17, 2017
As the center of gravity of the global political economy is rapidly
shifting from the Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific region, the relative
importance and influence of the rising powers in the multipolar global
system continue to increase. In this context, the attention in public
opinion focusing on Turkey-China relations is quite natural given that
China is the world's leading rising power that gradually erodes Western
institutional, economic and technological hegemony; while Turkey is the
leading rising power in the Middle East, Balkans and Caucasus axis.
far as Turkey's foreign policy options are concerned; it is obvious
that the country's approaches and policy choices especially with regards
to regional geopolitical developments have radically diverted from the
stances of the US and the EU since the reversal of the Arab Spring via
authoritarian coups, foreign interventions and civil wars.