'Trump's re-election to end Qatari support to Turkey'
CAIRO – French historian Roland Lombardi accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today of flexing his muscles inside and outside Turkey.
He added at a conference on Turkish interference in the Middle East region and the threats this interference poses to regional and world peace that the 2016 presumed military coup against Erdogan had polarized the Turkish society.
"Erdogan's party had lost the mayoral elections," Lombardi said.
He added that the Turkish economy is deteriorating greatly, which explains why Qatar is coming to Turkey's assistance economically.
"Erdogan is also gaining new enemies everywhere," Lombardi said.
He referred to the new Egyptian-Saudi, Emirati axis that is forming against Turkey in the region.
He added that France and Greece, two EU member states, are also becoming enemies to Turkey.
Lombardi noted that Turkey had also lost Israel.
He expected Qatar to stop supporting Turkey financially if Donald Trump is re-elected in the U.S.
He said an isolated Qatar cannot keep supporting Turkey for good.