ANALYSIS: Turkey takes pragmatic approach, seeks to undo isolation, gain influence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be on the cusp of reaping the benefits of an abrupt change of course, moving toward a formal peace with Israel and Russia in exchange for a number of benefits, some of them not yet tangible.

Turkey’s aggressive Islamist- oriented foreign policy has led to a loss of influence in the region, as its opponents keep it in check.

After opposing Israel so strongly in the past, Erdogan is in an uncomfortable situation.


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