Donald J. Trump

A Clash with Turkey Is Becoming Inevitable – The National Interest

Late last month, Mike Pompeo became the first secretary of State to visit Greece twice. While his initial remarks sought de-escalation, the reality is only one side is responsible for the conflict that now looms: In recent months, Turkey has not only encroached on Cyprus’ internationally-recognized exclusive economic zone and Greek waters but, in recent …

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Intel: Turkey rejects US, Russia, France call for cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute – Al Monitor

The United States, Russia and France called for an immediate cease-fire as the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the mainly Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh entered its fifth day. The statement, signed by President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, called on the warring parties to resume negotiations for a peaceful resolution …

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Turkey-Greece Tensions Test EU Solidarity – Bloomberg

The tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean should be a straightforward matter for the European Union. A member state, Greece, faces territorial claims from a neighboring nation, Turkey. Instead of rallying behind Greece, however, several EU countries are taking an ambivalent approach, as they are fearful of the political and economic repercussions of …

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Trump Should Teach Erdogan a Lesson in Law, Not Corruption – Defense One

The president offered to help Turkey’s strongman beat U.S. courts, John Bolton has revealed. It only helps Iran. Donald Trump’s puzzling relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long perplexed policy watchers. Things have become much clearer after the release of The Room Where It Happened, the new book from former National Security Advisor John Bolton, which reveals new …

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The Next Global Flash Point – New York Times – Opinion

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum. PARIS — While many American foreign policymakers are focused on China and the South China Sea, some should take a closer look at Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean, which could be the next geopolitical flash point for Europe …

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After Six Decades, Turkey Is Now a U.S. Ally in Name Only – The New Yorker

After a tirade of tweets condemning the House impeachment hearings on the future of his Presidency, Donald Trump spent the rest of Wednesday trying to cajole his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, into coöperating—on anything. “We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump told reporters, with the Turkish leader at his side, in the Oval …

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Trump’s Turkey problem – Washington Examiner – Opinion

In what may well have been the shortest duration of sanctions in modern history, President Trump on Oct. 23 lifted all of the sanctions he had imposed on Turkey just nine days earlier for “escalating violence, endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region” with its military incursion into northeast Syria. In his statement, Trump referred …

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