Turkey: a partner in crisis
Great Decisions 2018 | Topic 5
Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration.
Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.
Photo by Özkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
- The Good, the Bad, and the Gülenists
- The War in Syria Has Gotten More Unstable as Turkey Fights US Allies for Control
- We Fought For Our Democracy, Now Turkey Wants to Destroy It
- What’s next for Turkey, the US, and the YPG after the Afrin operation?
- Turkey’s Thirty-Year Coup
- Trump, Turkey’s Erdogan vow to repair relationship
- The failed coup and Turkey’s Gulenist predicament
- The Three Strategic Visions of Turkey
Great Decisions 2023 cover image.