With the Turkish lira in free-fall, Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks less like a prospective Ottoman caliph than a garden-variety Third World strongman whose patronage machine ruined the national currency. The Turkish prime minister’s “neo-Ottoman dream” (Amir Taheri) for a “new Ottoman region” (Harold Rhode) reached its best-used-by date last December, when Turkey’s stock market quadrupled […]