The recent rapprochement between Turkey and Israel makes the geopolitical game around the Eastern Mediterranean more risky and especially its energy sector an even more cloudy sector in which Athens, Nicosia, Ankara, Israel, and Egypt want to invest and put a lot of hope already on it, but every country has a lot of obstacles and barriers to overcome in order to achieve any concrete and secure energy project.
Turkey’s New Old friends
Ever since they came to power in 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, have sought to tilt Turkey away from its traditional Western allies. The new Turkish policy, framed by Ahmet Davutoglu, previously the foreign minister and now serving as prime minister, was premised on the notion that Ankara could never rise as a regional power if it had good ties only with the West. He has turned out to be catastrophically wrong.
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