This crisis with Germany is different
HURRIYET July 21 NILGUN TEKFIDAN GUMUS
Relations in the crisis between Germany and Turkey, which has been going on for more than one year, have reached a peak. However, this time the tension is more serious and the fallout is going to be sharper. Turkey is simultaneously experiencing a lot of negativity in foreign politics. For example, Syrian Democratic Forces including the YPG, an extension of the terrorist PKK, has increased its cooperation with USA in Syria; the Barzani administration is insistent about the independence referendum in northern Iraq in September; the Cyprus negotiations have produced only stalemate and tension is high there because of Greek attempts to search for natural gas; and Arab countries maintain their objections to the Turkish military presence in Qatar. The crisis with Germany is sufficiently high that it will only rise before the federal election there in September.