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Opinion: Europe must stand up to Erdogan

Thursday 16:21 GMT

The US uses bases in Turkey for its military operations across the Middle East, but the two countries have sparred over numerous issues, including Washington's support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, whom Ankara sees as a threat to its political stability.

Trump speaks a language that Erdogan, too, understands, and that meant pressure on Turkey's AKP-led government, sanctions against Turkey and increased tariffs on goods imported from Turkey.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte