During Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s trip to North Africa which was dubbed the ‘Arab Spring’ tour that included Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, he sought to assert Turkey’s growing influence in the region. A rapturous welcome in Cairo, Tunis, and Benghazi confirmed his soaring popularity in the Arab World. Hugh Pope, our Turkey-Cyprus Project director, discuss the relations between Turkey and its Arab neighbours following the “Arab Spring”.
International Crisis Group
31 Oct 2011