Turkey Prepares to Hit Back at U.S. Sanctions
Oct 21, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
- The fragile cease-fire that the United States brokered between Turkey and the Syrian Democratic Forces will not reduce the U.S. political drive to punish Turkey through sanctions.
- Turkey will have strong domestic reasons to retaliate against these sanctions, most immediately through grassroots activism, boycotts and local government initiatives against U.S. and Western interests inside Turkey.
- Ankara will also have a strong incentive to retaliate, but it won't be able to change American behavior toward Turkey given that it is the smaller of the two powers.