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David L. Phillips

Turkey's strained ties to the West

Supporters of the Justice and Developpment Party (AKP) waved national and Palestinian flags as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the airport in Instanbul last month. Supporters of the Justice and Developpment Party (AKP) waved national and Palestinian flags as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the airport in Instanbul last month. (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
By David L. Phillips
February 20, 2009

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If Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to restore his reputation as a statesman and a reliable partner of the West, Turkey must repair its ties with Israel, normalize relations with Armenia, and welcome ships from Cyprus. (Full article: 705 words)

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