President Obama will visit Turkey this week seeking to forge stronger ties with its government. Ömer Taşpınar, director of the Turkey Project at Brookings, says the president is making a strategic move that could bode well for the two countries.
My biggest concern is that Washington is signaling to Russia that it’s OK to meddle in the politics of sovereign nations which are your neighbors. Meddling is going on from Paris to Ukraine, from east to west and north to south, within Europe and at its borders, and always with the intent of undermining the credibility and effectiveness of democratic institutions. And it is being either denied or downplayed.