Pressure On Turkey Works And There Needs To Be More

Maybe I need to get Kerry on my side for my current Turkish legal troubles.

Ottomans and Zionists

I have a piece in Foreign Affairs today in which I argue that Turkey is backtracking on a couple of issues that have created friction with the U.S. in response to more open American criticism of Turkey. The Obama administration has generally given Turkey a free pass on its bad behavior across a range of issues, and I’m not confident that this new approach – which is more of a piecemeal one rather than a comprehensive rethinking of our strategy toward Turkey – is going to be more than a temporary blip. It should be though, and it shows that Turkey is indeed responsive to pressure. Here is a teaser:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu did something extraordinary when they emerged from a January 12 bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Friends of Syria conference in Paris. Such occasions are usually marked…

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1 Response to Pressure On Turkey Works And There Needs To Be More

  1. Alan says:

    . . the upcoming election cycle is going to be very interesting and will give a pointer to how far RTE will go to rig stuff.

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