Ibrahim Kalın in his office in Istanbul

Ibrahim Kalın in his office in Istanbul

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Bradley Secker / DER SPIEGEL

Interview with Chief Erdoğan Adviser “Our Friends in the West Are Acting as if We Are an Occupying Power"

Ibrahim Kalın is the chief foreign policy advisor to Turkish President Erdoğan. He sees the Europeans as ungrateful but strives for better relations. How does he hope to overcome tensions?
Interview Conducted by Özlem Topçu in Istanbul
DER SPIEGEL 40/2021
SPIEGEL International
A Turkish-Russian military patrol in Syria

A Turkish-Russian military patrol in Syria

Foto: Delil Souleiman / AFP
Ibrahim Kalın is one of President Erdoğan's closest confidants.

Ibrahim Kalın is one of President Erdoğan's closest confidants.

Foto: Bradley Secker / DER SPIEGEL
"We cannot take in any more people."