The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 15, 2008

The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context, April 2008. Edited by Dr. Frances G. Burwell, Strategic Studies Institute.

  • “The relationship between Turkey and the United States is complicated because of differing core purposes and somewhat differing memberships, i.e., NATO and the European Union. Current Turkey-U.S. diplomatic and military relations are strained, but both countries recognize how vital it is to address issues of mutual importance. In mid-2007 the Atlantic Council, Strategic Studies Institute, and German Marshall Fund of the United States jointly organized a conference to discuss the current state of U.S.-Turkish-EU ties and to consider how those relations might be repaired and enhanced. This conference report provides an overview of the enduring issues that must be addressed if Turkey-U.S. relations are to move beyond current roadblocks and begin to realize their full potential”
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