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Mr Erdoğan Went to Washington: There’s No New Leaf Moving in the Western Front

Erdoğan’s Washington visit has not yielded any concrete agreements. It might have been better to postpone it. However, Erdogan opted to go. Trump seems to be the only important actor in Washington willing to listen and sympathise with (some of) the Turkish positions. American media, Congress and policy communities are in a collective anti-Turkish fever. In this atmoshphere any agreement may be short-lived. Turkey cannot deal only with Trump.  There are many issues he cannotdeliver. Turkish-American relations continue to be in serious trouble. There are too many problems, divergences, minefields, distrust and (on the American side) actors. As the cliche goes, things may get worse before they get better.


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