"Turkey Drifts Further From U.S.
The government reflects its constituents' outrage over the war in Iraq, but still wants Washington's help on joining the European Union.
By Amberin Zaman, Special to The Times
ANKARA, Turkey � When an American ambassador to Turkey asks to see the country's leader, the meeting usually takes place within days. But recently it took the current envoy six weeks to get an audience with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The delay was another sign, many analysts and policymakers here say, of the deepening rift between Turkey and its most powerful ally. The split reflects anger among Turks over the war in Iraq and their growing pressure on their government to stand up to the United States."
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