The two have undeniable personal chemistry, but their countries are drifting apart.
Ankara is moving against Syrians in the country—and the European Union bears responsibility.
“All around the world, populism is used to divide and rule. But I believe we can turn this trend upside down.”
“If we lose Istanbul, we lose Turkey,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reportedly said in 2017—and his party recently lost Istanbul’s mayoral election.