Turkey appears to be making a real sport annoying its erstwhile allies in NATO and the EU. The recent purges appear to have gutted the military, judiciary, public service, independent media and academia within the country. By all appearances it is heading towards a one party state religious based dictatorship. This thread is for the wider issues of geopolitical and / or geostrategic natures that recent events in Turkey are having. As usual the forum rules apply and Moderators will be monitoring this thread.