The Decline of Turkish-American Relations under the Bush Administration and Opportunities for the Final Two Years

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Series Details Vol.9, No.1, January-March 2007, p18-31
Publication Date March 2007
ISSN 1302-177X
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Turkey and the United States are close historic allies. Turkish-American relations have, of course, not been perfect. Two main issues have caused small problems throughout the duration of the partnership. Yet the relationship did begin to change under the administration of American President George W. Bush. The United States must shift its policy toward Turkey to stop the downward direction of relations. It must respond to Turkish internal and external pressures. To succeed it needs to work towards resolutions of current and past problems and allow Turkey to fully develop its own leadership role and position as a prominent member of the Europe and the Middle East.

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