The 20th-century Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet wrote a famous line about Turkey "charging out of Asia and stretching like a mare's head into the Mediterranean."
Capturing Turkey's unique transcontinental location, the line aptly depicts Turkey's 20th-century foreign policy rooted in its immediate region, West Asia, yet with much of its foreign policy focused on strengthening ties with Europe. However, the 2010s have seen a cooling of Turkey-Europe relations and, instead, an economic and political charge toward Asia.
As we enter a new decade, it merits asking whether Turkey's next decade – and indeed the remainder of the century – will be more Asia-oriented, and what the West stands to lose if Turkey were to gradually turn its attention East.
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