Obama’s Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of US-Turkish Relations

By May 1, 2013

Mideast Security and Policy Studies No. 100

Shifts in Turkey’s domestic political orientation have led to a change in Ankara’s perceptions of its foreign policy roles and capabilities. The US has misunderstood and largely ignored this shift, failing to understand the implications of Turkey’s transformation under the AKP. A strong and comprehensive policy towards Turkey is long overdue.

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Dr. Ariel Cohen

Dr. Ariel Cohen is a senior research fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy at the Katherine and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Policy at The Heritage Foundation.