Vali Nasr for Bloomberg: Unrest in Syria Tests Turkey’s Role as Regional Power

July 13th, 2011

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Unrest in Syria Tests Turkey’s Role as Regional Power: Vali Nasr


By Vali Nasr
July 13, 2011

Turkey was quick to cheer the Arab Spring, when hopeful protest seemed to promise a democratic Middle East in Turkey’s own image. But the momentum for reform has stalled, and if developments in Libya, Yemen and Syria are any indication, the Arab world is headed for protracted conflict and instability. That worries Turkey.

However, it is in the interest of both Turkey and the world that the government in Ankara plays an engaged and constructive role during this trying period.  Read More…