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Why I’m sick of Turkey
Washington continues to claim Ankara as ‘strategic partner.’ Let’s stop pretending it is.
- Steven A. Cook
I am already sick of Turkey.
I suspect that many Americans feel this way, about the bird and the country.
Yet a small group of Washington foreign policy hands — at the State Department, at the Pentagon and in congressional offices — continue to make the case for Turkey as a “strategically important” partner to the…
On paper, the country looks good: It sits at the center of many of America’s most pressing foreign policy concerns, it is a member of NATO, it is stable, and…