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Foreign Policy Reset Unlikely Under President Erdogan

Turkey’s ambitious foreign policy has turned into a train wreck. Rather than dominating the Middle East, as its leaders had hoped, Turkey is more isolated and carries less regional influence than in a long time. Here is why a President Erdogan will be unlikely to reboot Turkish foreign policy, and why he may be forced to continue to look inward.

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The U.S. Should Unfollow Turkey

Erdoğan might have stopped Turks from tweeting, but he should no longer be able to keep American leaders from voicing their views of his increasing authoritarianism. It’s time for the White House to speak up.

From Rhetoric to Realism
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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.

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