Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Erdogan leads the Turks - and the Middle East

It's been a long journey for Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan from his rabble-rousing Islamist past to the global statesman and three-time election winner he is today, a transformation as compelling as Turkey's emergence from instability to unprecedented economic heights. With little need of Europe, Erdogan can mould the Middle East in a better fashion than Suleiman the Magnificent. Read my article in Asia Times on the extraordinary story of an Islamist leader.

1 comment:

james said...

a simple line of flattery, Mr Bhadrakhumar-I have been reading your articles for the last few years, I only go to Asia times to find your latest essay, and your analysis's are the most intelligent and clearest explanations of complex geopolitical situations available anywhere on the internet. I look forward to many more years of stimulating reads on your blog. David from Africa