From today’s Washington Post story on Turkey:
“They want to be the big kid on the block,” said Henri Barkey, a Turkey expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. “They have essentially a very inflated sense of their own importance.”
I wonder what other country in that region might suffer from the same malady?
(Judging from Barkey’s resume and from a skim of a few of his articles, I’m sure he has a more nuanced opinion on Turkey, so I’m putting this one on the copy editor.)