Right after I wrote in my article last week that Turkey should not seek alliance with marginalized regimes like Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to Turkey, the U.S. imposed visa restrictions on Turkish citizens. Then I learned that U.S. visa restrictions for Venezuelans are limited, unlike for Turkish citizens. Despite that, I was very much aware of the extent of the deterioration in U.S.-Turkey relations and of the process snowballing toward a major confrontation.
I am very concerned that there may be no way out from the vicious circle that Turkey’s foreign relations have become stuck in. Turkey has for some time been turning away from Western alliance, the EU and the U.S., and in response the Western alliance has started to be more critical and dismissive of Turkey. Or perhaps the situation is vice versa.
It was stated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, “shared the same opinion on Iraq and Syria” in their three hour meeting on Sept. 28. Nevertheless, despite that it was regarded as a major foreign policy event, curiously neither the government party, nor the media, highlighted Putin’s visit. It seems the most positive outcome was clearly the lifting of the ban on tomato exports to Russia, as stated by Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.
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Selecting a term
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