STATE PEEPS #3: Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister, now President of Turkey
Ethnically Turkish and Sunni Islamic
Bridge between the 2 regions, plays a role in both and in immigration into Europe
and Middle Eastern affairs
Warming ties with Russia, seem to pivot towards the East a bit more than they
have in the past.
Warming ties with Israel in the last few months. Big defenders of the rights of
Standing up to
President or Syria
Active weapons to oust ISIS and the leadership of Syria
Turkey playing a big role in all directions around it
Israel Prime Minister
Little further right than center-right
confrontation, doesn’t mind being involved in military, prone to using force to
solving situations. Huge U.S. supporters
Special relationship with U.S.
U.S. and UK one of Israel’s biggest
Israel, not very popular, still fighting wars with most of it’s neighbors
Countries are historic allies.
Doesn’t like President Obama
Iran, currently an enemy of Israel. Thinks they’re the #1 threat to Israel.