Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inspect a military honour guard during a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 2, 2015. Turkey approved a bill allowing expedited troop deployment to its base in Qatar. (AP/Yasin Bulbul,)
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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K.