Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.
Articles & Testimony
Washington can address Ankara's deep security concerns via Kurdish withdrawal from the Manbij pocket and ironclad guarantees against Russian aggression.
Turkey’s recent decision to purchase S-400 missile defense systems from Russia has sparked a debate in Washington that Ankara has switched sides by becoming a Russian ally. In reality, feeling isolated under against a resurgent Russia, Turkey is caving its historic nemesis. Washington needs to devise astute policies to prevent Ankara’s slide under Putin’s fold…