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Even before the [Reza Zarrab] trial has started, you’ve got really ramped up rhetoric and tension between [Turkey and the United States], and I would expect that’s going to continue and worsen once the trial actually begins. Going forward, this case is going to breed more mistrust.
Although [Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] is not charged with any crime, corruption revelations would be embarrassing to him, his family and his inner circle. Turkish reaction to the [Reza Zarrab] trial – especially accusations it is an American conspiracy to bring down the government – could be toxic to Washington’s perception of Ankara.
The [Trump administration's] proposals don't call for constant monitoring once someone is in the country. It seems like [Saipov, the NYC attacker] became much more radical relatively recently. So the ideas on the table don't seem particularly relevant to this attack.
Such unthinking measures [that target Muslims] might benefit Trump politically while inadvertently helping the terrorists operationally.