The return of the Ottoman Empire

President Erdogan is determined to make Turkey great again, even if it means being locked in disputes with US, Russia and the EU

Many countries aspire to play a bigger role on the international stage. And quite a few world leaders do well by promising to make their countries “great again”; the example of America’s President Donald Trump readily springs to mind.

But few can match the sheer audacity of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now marches on the world stage, larger than life and determined to make his country larger still.

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