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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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Secretary John Kerry's remarks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gave a joint statement on April 7, 2013. You can find the full video of the conference at the U.S. Department of State website here. Read more

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Kerry and Davutoglu discussed latest developments in mideast

By: Anadolu Agency

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation with his US counterpart John Kerry. Diplomatic sources said that the phone conversation took place at the request of John Kerry. Kerry conveyed his thoughts to Davutoglu on his recent tour in the Middle East.  Read more

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Kerry: Turkish Comments Complicate Mideast Process

By: Suzan Fraser and Matthew Lee / Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that comments by the Turkish prime minister equating Zionism to a crime against humanity complicate the efforts to find peace in the Middle East. Read more