Helping Turkey Find Its Way Back to the West

Source:Bloomberg Date:05Oct2018

Eminently sensible policy suggestions from a retired general:

Losing Turkey from the trans-Atlantic world would be a geopolitical mistake of near epic proportions. Yet the U.S. and its European allies cannot bend our basic views on geopolitics or, above all, our value systems. To remain a NATO member and have a deepened relationship with the EU, Turkey must adhere to rule of law, avoid corruption, allow a free media and respect human rights. Finding a nuanced relationship that allows the West and Turkey to move forward in an aligned way will be difficult — but not impossible.

In order to optimize the chances of a keeping Turkey onside, we should do four crucial things.