Why the United States and the West Can’t Win With Turkey
Examining the perfectly closed loops of circular Islamist thinking.
By Ira Straus and Stephan Richter, August 18, 2016
The headline world over on Turkey should be: “West denounces coup, gets blame for it anyway.”
Turkey’s opposition parties’ denunciation of the coup was a self-protective instinct.
Islamists, in Turkey as elsewhere, form their identity largely against Western power & influence.
US foreign policy certainly has its dark sides, but they are not as dark as Islamists like to cast them.
With regard to recent events in Turkey, this should be the headline the world over: “The West denounces the coup but gets the blame for it anyway.”
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