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May 8, 2012

United States
A New U.S.-Turkey Partnership?

Turkey’s dramatic changes make it ripe for closer diplomatic and economic collaboration with the United States, says Stephen Hadley, co-chair of a new CFR Task Force Report.

July 30, 2008

Turkey
Turkey Crisis Over, For Now

Turkey’s highest court decided not to ban the country’s ruling party. CFR’s Steven A. Cook says the decision saves the Turkish government but does little to heal mosque-state tensions.

July 16, 2007

Elections and Voting
Cook: Border Crisis between Turkey, Iraq Worsens U.S.-Turkey Ties

A week away from crucial parliamentary elections in Turkey, relations between the United States and Turkey are severely strained. CFR Fellow Steven A. Cook says a recent major poll shows that “in Tur…

May 8, 2018

Rohingya
The Rohingya Crisis and the Meaning of Genocide

Despite evidence of systematic violence against the Rohingya, countries remain reluctant to classify the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as genocide.

Hannah McKay/Reuters

April 13, 2018

Syrian Civil War
What Are U.S. Military Options in Syria?

Military threats to deter chemical attacks have so far failed to restrain the Syrian regime, and they risk escalating the horrific conflict even further.

A girl evacuated from the Damascus suburb of Douma arrives in northern Syria.

July 13, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Turkey’s Cooling Ties with U.S., Israel

Turkey’s rise as a regional and economic power with its own set of interests, along with anger toward Israel about the Gaza flotilla incident, explains much of the chilling in Turkey’s relationships …

September 22, 2008

Turkey
Turkey’s Top Foreign Policy Aide Worries about False Optimism in Iraq

Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy aide to Turkey’s prime minister, says he fears recent optimism on Iraq in the United States overlooks significant, dangerous problems which remain unresolved.

April 27, 2007

Elections and Voting
Abramowitz: Major Political Clash in Turkey between ’Secularists’ and ’Islamists’

Morton I. Abramowitz, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey during the first Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991, says many Turkish “Secularists” fear that the government headed by the “Islamist” party of Prime Minist…

November 20, 2006

Turkey
Cook: Pope’s Visit Finds Turkey Preoccupied with European, Kurdish, Cypriot Issues

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s leading expert on Turkey, says the country is so preoccupied with issues of European Union membership, continuing problems over divided Cyprus, and the Kurdish issues that the p…

August 31, 2006

Turkey
Cook: Friction in U.S.-Turkey Relations over Iraqi Kurdistan

Steven A. Cook says relations between the United States and Turkey are strained due to conflicting interests in Iraqi Kurdistan. Washington does not want to upset the relative stability in northern I…