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Memory of Sheridan hinders positive US agenda for Turkey

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Since the recent visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ankara, there is a growing sense that Washington is desperately in search of some confidence building measures to ease tensions with Turkey.

Comment(s) 9/2/2017

Turkey’s search for a true partner to take on the PKK

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Ankara has been involved in two weeks of intense talks in its search for allies to step up its fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has its headquarters in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq.

Comment(s) 8/26/2017

2017 model bigotry: Turkey not Charlottesville

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Since last week’s horrific scenes of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in deadly violence, American friends familiar with polarization in Turkish society in recent years keep telling me now they understand our despair.

Comment(s) 8/19/2017

Unbearable lightness of Pyongyang tourism during nuke crisis

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

When the American university student Otto Warmbier died back in June soon after coming home in a coma following a 17-month detention in North Korea, the China-based tour company that took him there announced it would no longer sell such tours to United States citizens.

Comment(s) 8/16/2017

Who triggers anti-Americanism in Turkey?

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

It is not the first time U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Brett McGurk raised eyebrows in Turkey

Comment(s) 8/4/2017

One week and 3.5 contention points with Washington

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Turkey-U.S. relations, which have already been on a rough patch primarily because of Washington’s partnership with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, loaded additional stress on three – possibly four – fronts in only a week’s time

Comment(s) 7/29/2017

The diplomacy of Turkey’s coup attempt psyche

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

This week marks the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which from day one the government declared as a terrorist act orchestrated by the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen

Comment(s) 7/14/2017

‘Justice March’ and US apathy

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

If anybody is wondering whether the “justice march” in Turkey, which was initiated by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to protest the arrest of one of its own lawmakers, is drawing attention in Washington, the coverage by top American newspapers might give some clue

Comment(s) 7/7/2017

Unpredictable Trump: Not so unpredictable on Turkey

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

A few days ago we heard from one of the top diplomats of the United States that the “unpredictability” of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been serving her well in her negotiations with other countries

Comment(s) 7/1/2017

Trump’s first Ramadan and his good Muslims

CANSU ÇAMLIBEL writes:

Muslims were curious to find out how U.S. President Donald Trump was going to manage the holy month of Ramadan.

Comment(s) 6/23/2017

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