America Needs to Stand with Turkey
Biden should use his Aug. 24 visit to show support for Turkey’s elected government.
Relations between Turkey and the United States appear to be heading toward the abyss in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has since espoused a critical stance against the U.S. administration for failing not only to respond to the long-time calls for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen, but also to stand unequivocally behind the democratically elected government of Turkey. Tensions have been rising between Ankara and Washington since the second term of the Obama administration and currently run the risk of bringing about a major foreign policy dealignment.
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