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Time for President Donald Trump to Bury the U.S.-Turkey Alliance

  • The alliance was already dead—just not everyone realizes it yet.

The U.S.-Turkey alliance is dead.

Certainly, as long as Tayyip Recep Erdoğan is Turkey’s president.

  • Doug Bandow
  • The National Interest

And probably well beyond that.

The current dispute over the imprisonment of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson dominates the news.

Pson 1aBut more important is an increasing divergence in the two nations’ geopolitical interests.

The traditional claim that Ankara was a “vital” partner long reflected the triumph of hope over experience.

During World War II Ankara learned from its previous mistake and avoided joining the losing side.

Then Turkey enlisted

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