The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Challenging the word order: Erdogan wants right to develop nuclear weapons

September 7, 2019

Brinkmanship may be his trademark, but Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unlikely to provoke the ire of the international community by launching a nuclear weapons program. Yet, his demand that Turkey have the right to do so highlights the fracturing of the rules-based international order as well as changing regional realities.