Turkey and Syria: A Slippery Slope
Halil M. Karaveli
Opinion letter on US-Turkish relations.
Regarding the article “Turkey needs Obama’s help on Syria” (Views, May 18) by Soner Cagaptay and James F. Jeffrey: The United States should do the opposite of what the authors suggest. Washington does not need to “save” Turkey. Instead, the Obama administration should contain the ambitions of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which have brought trouble to Turkey and which risk igniting a regional conflagration.
Turkey’s Problem Isn’t Sweden. It’s the United States.
The issue isn’t what Sweden says or does but what the United States does or fails to do on the ground in Syria that matters for Turkey’s national security interests. […]
TURKISH QUAGMIRE: WHY TURKEY BLOCKS SWEDEN’S NATO ACCESSION
Turkey was bound to have issues with Sweden and its pro-Kurdish stance, and singled out Sweden because of its longstanding commitment to Kurdish aspirations. However, it is the continued US […]