Editor’s Piece: Why the Sultan will not move for Kobane

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa

  As the situation in Kobane unfolds, Erdogan, the most powerful man in Turkey since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, has confounded his supporters with his inactivity and blunt refusal to commit troops to the rescue of the Kurdish town. Erdogan, who has harboured ambitions for Turkey to become a regional superpower, and has lambasted the West on numerous occasions for standing …