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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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White House Fact Sheet: U.S.-Turkey Partnership

The White House released the “U.S.-Turkey Partnership” fact sheet on May 16 with Prime Minister Erdogan’s Washington visit. Below you can find the full text (see also “U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership“).

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Turkey Partnership

The United States and Turkey share a strong partnership and friendship, rooted in common values and strategic interests, and reinforced by the enduring links between the people of both countries. Read more

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Op-Ed by President Obama: A Partnership That Delivers

By: President Barack Obama

Turkey and the United States have been partners since shortly after the birth of the modern Turkish Republic. As NATO allies, we have defended our common security for more than six decades. And in the United States we are grateful for the many Turkish-Americans who enrich our national life every day. Read more