Turkey and the Arab World

Turkey’s history will always limit its influence in the Arab world it once dominated, even though its western allies came to rely on Ankara as a reliable compass with which to navigate a turbulent region

Ankara’s once expansive policy has now gone into reverse

Blockade sparks fears of eventual hit for Turkish business from Erdogan alliance

But Ankara’s lenders are enjoying record profits

Debate ongoing over how well Ankara’s facilities meet religious standards

The country is seeking to escape from an over-reliance on Russia

But some remain on the sidelines as crackdown continues