Are U.S. and Turkey Headed on a Collision Course?

Source:Cipher Brief Date:19Jan2018

Although the U.S. and Turkey engage in robust cooperation on the political, military, and economic fronts, Ankara has experienced significant changes under the leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which threaten the foundations of this relationship. Ties between the U.S. and Turkey have become increasingly strained in recent years with both countries failing to see eye-to-eye on divisive issues. Unless the ship is righted, U.S.-Turkish relations may reach a new low and could potentially pit the two countries on an unfavorable trajectory.