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Turkey Is No Ally of the United States

Turkey says it is acting to defend itself from terror

But what Turkish officials tell their American counterparts is one thing; what they tell regional extremists is another.

  • Michael Rubin
  • The National Interest

On October 22, U.S. Special Envoy Jim Jeffrey testified in Congress to discuss the Trump administration’s decision to abandon support for Syrian Kurds.

While both Democrats and Republicans criticized Jeffrey’s policy and its disastrous results for the Kurds, nothing Jeffrey said should surprise.

After all, when he spoke to reporters last December after a…

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