When Turkey and Armenia come closest, third country parliaments interfere. Looks like a calculated provocation….
Turkey’s Ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk poses between a Turkish flag and a portrait of Kemal Ataturk at the embassy in Stockholm March 11, 2010. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Sweden on Thursday and cancelled an upcoming summit between the countries after the Swedish parliament branded the World War One killing of Armenians by Ottoman forces genocide. REUTERS/Fredrik Persson/Scanpix Sweden
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Troubled Partnership: U.S.-Turkish Relations in an Era of Global Geopolitical Change
Source: RAND Corporation
A strong security partnership with Turkey has been an important element of U.S. policy for the last five decades. However, in the last few years, U.S.-Turkish relations have seriously deteriorated, and today they are badly in need of repair. The arrival of a new administration in Washington presents an important opportunity to put Washington?s relations with Ankara on a firmer footing. Turkey plays a critical role in four areas of increasing strategic importance to the United States: the Balkans, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf. In each of these areas, Ankara?s cooperation is vital to achieving U.S. policy objectives.