The Trump administration must not choose drastic and destabilizing steps to put further pressure on Turkey or strong-arm allies into playing along with its decisions.
- Nick Danforth
- The New York Times
The current crisis between Ankara and Washington over the fate of the imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson is the culmination of a long-simmering dispute over the fundamental nature of the relationship between the United States and Turkey.
Both sides want the relationship to continue but have irreconcilable expectations about whose terms it should continue on.
Washington, after years…