A couple days ago, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw a widely-reported temper tantrum at Davos and stormed off. Erdogan’s erratic behavior is news to the New York Times and a lot of U.S. diplomats, but Turks and long-term residents of Turkey are quite used to it by now.
A couple great Turkey-watchers put it in context:
(1) Asli Aydantasbas, “Erdogan’s Davos Outburst is Nothing New“
(2) Robert Ellis, “The Furious Passage of Tayyip Erdogan” and, more generally,
(3) Bassam Tibi, “Islamists Approach Europe“