Why Pompeo may not be good news for Ankara


The diplomatic reshuffle in Washington may be the harbinger of a new era of further confrontation with Ankara.

  • Yavuz Baydar
  • The Arab Weekly

Regardless of the rosy expectations of some, US-Turkey relations may enter a critical phase if CIA Director Mike Pompeo takes over the US State Department from Rex Tillerson.

Pompeo and Tillerson have very little in common.

Paum 2bTillerson represented a “softer” American approach to issues and the notion that Washington needs to take its allies into account.

Pompeo stands for a much tougher line, based on his loyalty to US President Donald Trump.

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