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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief [November 13, 2015]   [open pdf - 916KB]

From the Introduction:"Several Turkish foreign and domestic policy issues have significant relevance for U.S. interests, and Congress plays an active role in shaping and overseeing U.S. relations with Turkey. This report provides information and analysis relevant for Congress on the following: (1) Assessments of U.S.-Turkey relations, Turkish foreign policy, and Turkey's strategic orientation. (2) Turkish efforts to cooperate with the United States against the Islamic State (IS, also known as Daesh, ISIS, and ISIL) in Syria and Iraq. (3) Key issues regarding Turkey's domestic politics. These include controversies and questions involving Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi or AKP) following the AKP's November 2015 electoral victory, and the Turkish government's renewed hostilities (since July) with the longtime Kurdish nationalist insurgent group PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party or Partiya Karkeren Kurdistane)."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44000
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2015-11-13
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Public Domain
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