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Turkey Accused of Outing Israeli Spies in Iran

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote Wednesday that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had previously contacted Iran to reveal the identities of a group of Iranians who had been secretly meeting with Mossad agents in Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denied the allegation and other Turkish officials claimed it was part of a campaign to discredit Turkey. Read more

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Obama’s Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of U.S.-Turkish Relations

By: Dr. Ariel Cohen / Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Dr. Ariel Cohen penned the 100th report of Begin-Sadat Center’s Middle East Security and Policy Studies. Cohen is a senior research fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy at the Katherine and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Read more

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Testing Turkey

By: Soner Cagaptay / Foreign Affairs

For all the talk of Turkey’s “zero problems with neighbors,” no amount of soft power has been able to protect the country from the protracted civil war in Syria. Now over two years old, that conflict has laid bare Ankara’s inability to match Tehran’s influence in the region — or even to secure itself against violence as the conflict has spilled over its borders. Read more

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The stakes of U.S. prosperity, LNG trade

By: Neil Brown and Marik String / Politico

It is a rare opportunity that isolates Iran, undermines Russian energy dominance and broadly benefits the U.S. economy. But those are the stakes for Americannei prosperity as the Obama administration contemplates whether to allow the trade of natural gas with our closest allies. Read more

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Decoding Erdoğan’s visit to Washington

By: Ian Lesser / German Marshall Fund of the US

The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the United States has been animated by the deepening crisis in Syria and its mounting costs for Turkey and the region. Read more