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“Normalizing” Turkish-American Relations

February 18, 2018 In view of increasing tensions between Ankara and Washington, engaging in comprehensive, substantial and authoritative talks at sufficiently high level, preferably in Ankara to be of consequence, had become the dictate of diplomacy (1).  Last week, following … Continue reading

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Who are the terrorists?

February 5, 2018 Washington designated Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. Last week the Department of State also designated its leader Ismail Haniyeh as a terrorist. Some in the Arab world were no doubt delighted whereas Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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Turkish-American Relations Under Strain

January 29, 2018 On May 16, 2017 Presidents Erdogan and Trump had talks in Washington. A few days before the visit I had said: “…neither Ankara nor Washington can afford a too rocky relationship with too many ups and downs. … Continue reading

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