"New Facts on Turkish-US Relations
Columnist Sami Kohen comments on Turkish-US relations and Ankara�s concerns about Washington�s foreign policy. A summary of his column is as follows:
�For most of this week we�ve been trying to explain the atmosphere in Washington towards Turkish-American relations, because it�s important that we know what the US officials� take on the issue is. Turkey�s response to the US must be based on the facts. Now let�s see what Ankara thinks about Washington�s concerns:
Turkey�s reliability: Turkish officials think it�s unfair for the US to question Turkey�s reliability as an ally. As one Turkish official put it: �Instead, we should question America�s reliability. Does the US care about our concerns on the PKK? Does the Bush administration take into account our opinion on Iraq? Turkey has always been loyal to the alliance. If the dialogue between our countries is in a sorry state, it�s America�s fault. "
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