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Turkey: Background, U.S. Relations, and Sanctions in Brief [Updated October 18, 2019]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and analysis on the following topics: [1] Turkey's strategic orientation toward the United States and Russia, and how that affects Turkish cooperation with the United States and NATO; [2] Turkey's October 2019 incursion into Syria, including the effect on Syrian Kurds who have helped the United States counter the Islamic State (IS/ISIL/ISIS); [3] Trump Administration sanctions and other actions, possible additional sanctions from Congress, and other options after Turkey's October incursion into Syria; [4] Issues surrounding Turkey's purchase of a Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense system, its removal from the F-35 aircraft program, and possible sanctions under existing legislation; [5] Domestic Turkish developments, including politics under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's largely authoritarian and polarizing rule, and some economic concerns."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44000
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2019-10-18
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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