What to expect of US-Turkish bilateral ties

Leslie Esbrook, a doctoral candidate at Yale Law School, wrote in Hurriyet Daily News that “the prospect of a stable and promising bilateral alliance looms large,” despite any challenges that may emerge after the election.

In deciphering President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s positions on Turkey, Esbrook offered an undisturbed outlook.

She wrote: “…the candidates’ positions do not indicate any foreseeable alliance

reset with Turkey, nor do they indicate a foreseeable alliance boost. The degree of the relationship’s advancement in the coming years will

depend on both how much Turkey wants the partnership to grow and Turkey’s independent foreign and domestic decisions.”

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