TITLE

United States and Turkey: Allies at Odds?

AUTHOR(S)
WEXLER, ROBERT
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Insight Turkey;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Much has been said and written about US-Turkish relations recently. The main reason for that is the fact that the relations have gone through a difficult period when clear disagreements over several issues have emerged. The "flotilla incident" and Turkey's "no" vote at the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member of the Council have given the appearance of a major row between the US and Turkey. Part of the reason for that is Turkey's ambition to make decisions independently as a sovereign nation, which should be respected by her allies. The US and Turkey may have differences of opinion with respect to Israel and Iran. However, I would argue that the areas of cooperation, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, can only be described as exceptional. Instead of focusing on differences, we need to strengthen and highlight areas of cooperation based on our mutual interests.
ACCESSION #
57961804

 

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