Turkey: An Inconstant but Important U.S. Ally

MIN READNov 9, 2017 | 22:03 GMT

Washington D.C. and Ankara, Turkey

Washington will take care not to push Ankara too far away.


Among the United States' allies in the Middle East, few are as important -- or as fickle -- as Turkey. Lately the diplomatic discord between them has been worse than usual. In an effort to ease the tension, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim traveled to Washington on Nov. 7, kicking off a four-day trip designed to settle an array of issues. But despite his best efforts, there are few clear ways to resolve the two countries' enduring differences, or to address the new and complicated troubles that lie ahead....

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