- The alliance was already dead—just not everyone realizes it yet.
The U.S.-Turkey alliance is dead.
Certainly, as long as Tayyip Recep Erdoğan is Turkey’s president.
- Doug Bandow
- The National Interest
And probably well beyond that.
The current dispute over the imprisonment of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson dominates the news.
The traditional claim that Ankara was a “vital” partner long reflected the triumph of hope over experience.
During World War II Ankara learned from its previous mistake and avoided joining the losing side.
Then Turkey enlisted…