With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.
Anyone in Ankara who is expecting the United States to recognize its own interests in regard to Turkey should also recognize the impediments Ankara has created.
With Washington deepening its commitment to the Syrian Democratic Forces, U.S. policymakers appear to have calculated that the fallout for the US-Turkish relationship will be manageable
Erdogan’s need to consolidate power means that American attempts to mollify his concerns will not create a foundation for a workable relationship.
When it comes to the Middle East, the transition from President Obama to President-elect Donald Trump may well exhibit just as much continuity as divergence.