Most recent article by: Mohammed Ayoob

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan and US President Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul on 25 March 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Turkey's Relations with the West and the Muslim World

A Fine Balancing Act

Critics in the West maintained that Ankara's decision to improve its relations with its Muslim neighbours was motivated primarily by religious and ideological concerns. But Turkey's recent tense relations with Iran demonstrate this assumption's basic fallacy, writes Mohammed AyoobMore