Flying by the seat of his pants

Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey Hannah Lucinda Smith William Collins, £18.69

The World Today Updated 28 September 2020 Published 17 December 2019 2 minute READ

On October 9 this year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Turkish troops to invade Syria to attack the Kurdish militias of the YPG, a force closely allied to his old foe, the Marxist Kurdistan Workers’ Party which has been in an on-off war with the Turkish state since 1984.

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