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West must learn to live with Erdogan the unpredictable

Turkish leader a live rebuke to those who say NATO is forcing everyone to toe its line

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured in Ankara on May 16, is not making his final price clear.   © AP

Andrew North is a journalist who covers Afghanistan and the Caucasus. He is based in Tbilisi.

Holding contradictory policy positions and being reliably unpredictable have become a core part of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan brand in the nearly two decades he has led Turkey as prime minister and president.

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