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After the Elections: Washington's Turkish Dilemma

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ariel Cohen

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Middle East; AKP; Erdogan; Ankara

Type: Brief

Coverage: Turkey


The party that leads Turkey's government, the AKP, is not the steadfast U.S. ally that its predecessors often were and threatens to turn Turkey from the U.S. and the West and toward its Islamic neighbors.