Why Turkey Feels Burned By Trump
ın all these instances, one could say that trump burned turkey. yet the legitimacy of these complaints is diminished when the turkish government seems to believe there is a gulenist under every couch in washington. after all, with few exceptions—mostly those in ankara’s pay—people in washington who deal with turkey regard it as a country whose elites have basically gone mad.
ıs there a way out for u.s.-turkey relations? only if one believes the myths of a bygone era, when turks and americans stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the korea conflict and during the cold war. that was a long time ago, though. today, the united states and turkey share neither values nor interests. the bilateral relationship is more like what many americans will find in the fridge this sunday night: a picked-over carcass, cold remnants of stuffing, a slice or two of droopy pumpkin pie and a few forlorn sweet potatoes. ıt is all rather unappealing after living off that stuff for the previous three days, forcing americans to find something other than leftover turkey—fried or not—for sustenance.