Middle East

In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

In this photo provided by the Presidential Press Service, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, greets Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani during a ceremony at his new presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Turkish Presidential Press Service)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 20, 2014, on page 9.




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