President Joe Biden is already being pressed to deliver on his promises to re-center U.S. foreign policy around diplomacy and challenged to patch strained relationships with U.S. allies across the globe. The relationship we have with Turkey is no exception, and it is one of the most fraught. Turkey is not in the same place it was when the Obama presidency ended, having soured with NATO and the EU in recent years, so some reset in relations is required under Biden. The path of resetting relations with Turkey and its autocratic president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, looks to be an uphill trek. The problem with Erdogan is that consequences of any sort, such as punishing economic sanctions on an already struggling economy, could drive him to push Turkey further toward Russia, China, and even Iran. Read the full article here.
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