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Turkey appears to be everyone’s ally and enemy; its geopolitical weight is the key to many conflicts.
 
02/27/2021
 

Will President Trump Bring Turkey Back to the West?

Turkey appears to be everyone’s ally and enemy; its geopolitical weight is the key to many conflicts.

BY JOSUÉ MICHELS

On December 14, the United States Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of a Russian S-400 Missile Defense System. Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, created to oppose Russia. The U.S. sees the purchase as incompatible with NATO defense systems and views Turkey’s relationship with Russia as a threat. Will the sanctions rein in Turkey?

For years Turkey has grown increasingly hostile toward the U.S. and Europe, while forging a close alliance with Iran and Russia. U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions could play a role in persuading Turkey to change that course.

 
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