Understanding the Failed Deal With Turkey That Sparked Trump’s Fury

Source:New York Times Date:08Aug2018

Pressingly, the United States must ensure that Mr. Brunson, other American citizens and the Turkish staff of the United States embassy who are in prison are freed immediately. The longer it holds out, the harder it will be to step back and salvage the relationship because the Turkish government will get trapped further by its own rhetoric about American plots. Mr. Erdogan’s near total control of the media means he can spin freeing Mr. Brunson and others as a victory.