Ankara’s psyche: It is payback time with the United States

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:24Nov2018

During those tense months of Brunson negotiations, the Trump administration kept saying if the Turkish government had shown good will by letting go off Brunson, it would be reciprocated by some positive steps from the U.S. side. Thus, in Ankara’s world, it’s payback time.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s recent visit to the U.S. capital needs to be analyzed against this backdrop. Çavuşoğlu came to Washington with concrete demands on four major files, all of which have been occupying the Turkey-U.S. agenda for quite some time now.