Monday , May 23 2022

Merkel: Why she’s scared of Erdogan – the Sultan’s secret weapons – World


Recently, tensions between Germany and Turkey have risen, as sanctions against the neighboring country are being considered. In fact, the closer we get to the European Council Summit, the more likely it is that there will be a lot of public relations and backstage between the two countries.

The truth is that the situation in Euro-Turkish relations has not improved at all compared to the previous time when the “27” dealt with the matter.

At the same time, Ankara is continuing its offensive behavior in the eastern Mediterranean with the investigations into “Oruc Rice”, while it also went on to open Varos in Cyprus.

For her part, Chancellor Merkel described what is happening in the Mediterranean from the Turkish side as “aggressive” and “provocative”.

Nevertheless, he knows (perhaps better than anyone) no matter how hard he describes “Erdogan’s ear doesn’t sweat”. And the reasons are more than one.

Moreover, the multilateral nature of German-Turkish relations, which does not allow Berlin to have a Paris-like stance, explains why, following Merkel’s explicit reference to Erdogan’s practice in the eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish president insists Greek and French.

Perhaps because he knows that the Turkish-German relations are so strong and bilateral that Merkel’s threats will remain in words only.

President of Turkey

President of Turkey