Sometimes History Rhymes
One hundred years ago to the month, the collapsing Ottoman Empire was finally out of its misery in the Treaty of Sevre. However, in an echo of American author Mark Twain’s dictum that history never repeats, but sometimes rhymes, President Erdogan of Turkey today seems set on creating a new Ottoman power with reach from North Africa through the Eastern Mediterranean to the Levant and into the Caucuses as well as the Horn of Africa. He is playing a high stakes game that some think could even lead to war between Turkey and Greece or Egypt. Former Foreign Minister of Egypt, Nabil Fahmy and Special Advisor to Turkish President Turgut Özal on foreign policy, Cengiz Çandar, discuss what Erdogan wants in this episode of “New Thinking for a New World'' with Alan Stoga.