Would a shooting war with Israel make him more popular with the fundamentalists who have now seized Turkey? Does he do this out of some deep seated tenderness for Gaza (I know, right)? I really don’t know what Erdogan gains from this provocation.
Erdogan must be hoping to panic NATO or the US into brokering Israeli concessions so he can claim a victory. No way the newly-purged Turkish military
is ready to fight a major war with a nuclear power – let alone for the sake of Arabs.
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