Contrary to what many observers believe, Turkey’s foreign policy is not expansionist. It is defensive and pragmatic.
Marwan Kabalan is a Syrian academic and writer. He holds a PhD degree in International Relations. He is the Director of Policy Analysis at the Arab Ce... ntre for Research and Policy Studies.
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