I genuinely wonder, for medium countries like Turkey, Kazakhstan, KSA, UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and BD what exactly can be considered as strategic relationship?
High degree of trade?
High level of defence cooperation?
Let's just say Turkey achieve both of this with all these countries mentioned above and more.
Still, the only thing these countries can genuinely offer Turkey is, solid political support on world stage.
Other than that realistically, they don't have the ability to intervene militarily if Turkey is under aggression.
Nor they will dare to break economic sanctions ( if placed upon on Turkey ) by superpowers.
And also, it goes other way around too for Turkey w.r.t the mentioned countries.
So, is just good trade/defence co-operation + political and moral support good enough to be considered as strategic relationship?
Or perhaps more truthfully, these are some good step stones for something ACTUALLY STRATEGIC in next 20/30 years and beyond when these above mentioned countries with more or less similar geopolitical interests would much more developed and economically stronger in a multi polar world.
I am curious what do you think?
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