Why Turkey Doesn’t Trust the United States
The decline and fall of an alliance.
BY NICK DANFORTH | JULY 15, 2019, 11:21 AM
With an economy already under severe strain, Turkey is now facing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian air defense missiles and European Union sanctions over continued energy exploration off the coast of Cyprus. For a country that once believed that its path to strength and prosperity ran through NATO and the EU, this represents a dramatic shift. The country’s leaders now appear to believe that directly confronting the United States and Europe is the best way to advance their interests.
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