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Turkey and US: Conflict contained, not resolved

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will not abide by the renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping industries, claiming that they are “steps aimed at unbalancing the world.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with U.S. President Donald Trump at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with U.S. President Donald Trump at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.
Burak Bekdil
Burak Bekdil
Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News, and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum. He is also a founder of, and associate editor at, the Ankara-based think tank Sigma.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will not abide by the renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping industries, claiming that they are “steps aimed at unbalancing the world.”
  • U.S. President Donald Trump, in the same speech in which he hailed Erdoğan as a “friend and a tough, smart man,” ruled out the possibility of Gülen’s extradition.
  • The future actually looks potentially gloomier as the future of Syria shapes up, and Erdoğan might well switch back to more radical anti-Western rhetoric ahead of critical local elections in March.
  • Read full article at Gatestone.
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