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Published on: February 4, 2014
From Rhetoric to Realism
US Needs to Get Real on Troubled Turkey

The U.S.-Turkish relationship has come to be defined by a rhetoric of mutual admiration that obscures the tensions created by Ankara’s increasingly sectarian and authoritarian domestic politics. For the United States, honesty about America’s differences with Turkey would be the better policy.

Morton Abramowitz and Eric Edelman are former U.S. Ambassadors to Turkey and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Turkey Initiative. Blaise Misztal is acting director of foreign policy at the BPC.
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