dr martens mens sandals Can Turkey and the US see each other as allies again
President Donald Trump set to send two of his close colleagues to Turkey in a bid to avert a further worsening of relations between Ankara and Washington over the Syrian war, the question is whether the two countries will ever again be able to see each other as allies, let alone just being partners. President Harry Truman backed Turkey (as well as Greece) against the demands of Stalin’s Soviet Union in 1947. Ankara’s decision to take part in the Korean War in 1950 paved the way for Turkey’s membership of NATO in 1952, which put Turkey on the front line during the Cold War: Only Turkey and Norway had land borders with the Soviet Union, on the northern and southern flanks of the NATO bloc. have experienced a number of bilateral crises over the years. The 1964 “Johnson letter” to Turkey from then President Lyndon Johnson, warning about the situation in Cyprus was the first one. troops to use Turkish soil in the invasion of Iraq.
That 2003 crisis continues to resonate in Turkey today, but none of the crises listed above caused particularly deep scars in Ankara Washington relations. Indeed, it is probably not even possible to call the current situation a “crisis,” though the danger is there for the problem to turn into a chronic, permanent crisis. support for the People’s Protection Units (YPG) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, despite Turkey’s objections as the YPG is the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). There is also the question of the lack of legal steps against Fethullah Glen, the Islamist preacher living in Pennsylvania accused of masterminding Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt through an illegal network in the state apparatus. There is also the ongoing New York legal case involving Iranian Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab. Patriot defense systems. diplomatic missions over alleged ties to Glenists.
Combined together, these issues create a dark cloud, exacerbating the reciprocal lack of trust between Ankara and Washington. That lack of trust seems to be shaking both countries’ threat perceptions of each other, leading to increased cooperation between Turkey and Russia every day.