Who does Obama talk to in Turkey?

 (photo by REUTERS/Rasit Aydogan) When Obama wants to talk to his Turkish counterpart, will Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu now be on the other end?  Or will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to fill that role, even in his new position?  Henri Barkey explores this question here.

President Obama speaks with Prime Minister Erdogan

President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Erdogan over the phone late on 19 February. The two discussed a variety of regional issues as well as the importance of Turkey’s domestic stability. The following is the full readout of the call as released by the White House: President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister […]

Readout of President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

President Obama spoke by phone on June 24 with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey.  The President and Prime Minister discussed developments in Syria, including the regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people, our shared commitment to pursuing a political solution, the need to provide additional support to the Syrian Coalition and the Supreme […]

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. […]