Turkey is playing a strategic role in the Middle East due to many factors. Historically, the Ottoman Empire was controlling most of what is now called Middle East countries and many other Islamic countries which created long and strong relationship with Turkey. Geographically, Turkey occupies a strategic position between Europe and Asia. It is the ceiling of the Arab countries from the north. Its coasts are extended from the black sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Moreover it has long boarders with Iraq and Iran. Therefore, Turkey is very well qualified to play a strategic role in the Area.
This paper provides a strategic analysis to the Iraqi complexity from the Turkish perspective.