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The U.S. and Turkey Go Their Separate Ways

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Feb 25, 2018 | 18:11 GMT
The decline in U.S.-Turkish relations owes to a fundamental loss of trust.

The Syrian civil war has put an end to the ability of the two countries to work through their differences behind closed doors and find a mutually agreeable solution.


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently said what many analysts have long been thinking: The relationship between Turkey and the United States has reached a "crisis point." The two countries' strategic partnership has been increasingly rocky as Washington and Ankara take diverging approaches to the Syrian civil war. But...

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