The victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential elections has elicited strong views across the region. Coming after four years of a tumultuous US foreign policy approach, the prevailing sentiment is one of caution and uncertainty. Generally favoring Mr.
Turkey’s foreign entanglements and military adventures are once again at the center of regional discussions regarding the country’s role in the Middle East and more broadly.
Peace efforts in Libya are beginning to show some early results.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered this week the change in status of the famed Hagia Sophia from a museum back to a mosque.
The announcement last week by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of a ceasefire initiative aimed at bringing the two sides of the conflict in Libya together has been seen by many as a positive step forward.
After its recent interventions in Syria and Iraq, Turkey is preparing to extend its influence across the Mediterranean into Libya.
This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit the U.S. president at the White House. The meeting, which was confirmed only a few days ago, takes place against a worsening U.S.-Turkish relationship and moves by the U.S.