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Asli Aydintasbas is a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.
The dispute is about much more than which expensive toy Turkey buys.
Beyond Trump’s erratic behavior and Erdogan’s quick temper, something is wrong at the core of the U.S.-Turkish relationship.
What’s needed is a U.S.-brokered grand bargain with Turkey and the Kurds.
The impact of the midterms could be far more significant in the developing world.
Khashoggi's murder happened as the United States was on the verge of constructing its entire Middle East policy around MBS.
The Khashoggi case could establish a new level of authoritarian outreach that would defy the basic premises of international law and order.
Erdogan’s “New Turkey” has features that make a long-term alliance with the West difficult, if not impossible.
He should have known better than to pose for a photo with Erdogan.
With the full might of the Turkish State apparatus and full control of the media, Erdogan secured a victory from just a little over half the population. A few points up or down doesn’t change the big picture.
The absurdity of life in Turkey may be a natural outcome of the authoritarian drift at the top.