Turkey is Still a Reliable U.S. Ally

(International Herald Tribune) - Mark Parris In October, despite continuing anxiety in Turkey over U.S. policy toward Iraq, Prime Minister Erdogan used important political capital to move the troop authorization motion through his government and Parliament with dispatch. Yet Washington now seems to be having difficulty taking Turkey's "Yes" for an answer. Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party have now demonstrated that, even on an issue as contentious and laden with emotional history as this one, they can deliver. The writer was U.S. ambassador to Turkey, 1997-2000.

2003-10-31 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive