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United States and Turkey: Allies at Odds?

Much has been said and written about US-Turkish relations recently. The main reason for that is the fact that the relations have gone through a difficult period when clear disagreements over several issues have emerged. The “flotilla incident” and Turkey’s “no” vote at the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member of the Council have given the appearance of a major row between the US and Turkey. Part of the reason for that is Turkey’s ambition to make decisions independently as a sovereign nation, which should be respected by her allies. The US and Turkey may have differences of opinion with respect to Israel and Iran. However, I would argue that the areas of cooperation, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, can only be described as exceptional. Instead of focusing on differences, we need to strengthen and highlight areas of cooperation based on our mutual interests.

United States and Turkey Allies at Odds
In a unified fashion, America and Turkey can play a more successful role in preventing the creation of an Iranian nuclear weapon.
 

Turkish-American relations have gone through a trying period over the past six months but major areas of cooperation and common interests continue to define the main parameters of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. There are still areas of mutual interests where both the US and Turkey are acting cooperatively with one another. 

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