Opportunities and challenges that could realistically impact on Turkey’s forthcoming Great Power expansion and strategic plans.
Issues of regional geo-economy
Neo-Ottomanism is the driving ideology behind contemporary Turkey’s domestic and foreign behavior
Turkey’s turn towards Russia began with the resignation of Ahmet Davutoglu in May 2016 and only strengthened after the failed pro-US coup on July 15th drew the ire of both Russia and Turkey.
Davutoglu is an example of American planning in execution: promotion of neo-Ottomanism, unfavorable policy in Syria, the escalation of conflict with Russia etc. Because of his moribund policy, Turkey's territorial integrity was under threat.
Ex-Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, has admitted that he gave the order which led to the downing of the Russian Su-24 in November of 2015. This has been reported by Hurriyet Daily News. Earlier, Turkish authorities said that shortly before the tragic incident, the Turkish government had changed the rules on aerial incident response, placing decision-making authority in the hands of pilots. At the same time, Davutoglu acknowledged that on October 10th, 2015 he gave the order to shoot down any aircraft that had violated the country's airspace.