Once one of Syria’s closest allies, Turkey has been a vocal opponent of Assad’s violent crackdown against anti-government protesters. But while Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has talked tough, he’s stopped short of military intervention.
Relations between Turkey and Israel are at an all-time low. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won’t restore normal relations with the Israelis until he receives an official apology for last year’s attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP), led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, won big in Turkey's national elections this weekend. Erdogan spoke of aspirations to change the 1982 constitution during the election campaign, referring to the establishment of a presidential system.