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The fallout from Turkey’s crisis will cause damage far beyond its borders

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s hubris has destablised a nation of pivotal regional importance

  • Simon Tisdall
  • The Guardian

Hubris begets nemesis, as the ancient Greeks opined.

It’s a life lesson Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s arrogant leader, appears unable to absorb as his country teeters over an abyss of his making.

Plet 1aErdoğan argued in June’s elections that an all-powerful executive presidency was the best way to govern – and he was the best man for the job.

His wish was granted.

Now Turkey is in crisis.

The fall from grace – this shattering of the…

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