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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief Updated [April 7, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "U.S.-Turkey tensions have raised questions about the future of bilateral relations and have led to congressional action against Turkey, including the specter of possible sanctions. Nevertheless, both countries' officials emphasize the importance of continued U.S.-Turkey cooperation and Turkey's membership in NATO. Observers voice concerns about the largely authoritarian rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They also question how he can govern a polarized electorate and deal with the foreign actors who can affect Turkey's regional security and financial solvency. The global COVID-19 outbreak has implications for Turkish political developments and existing economic vulnerabilities. The following are some key points of concern in the U.S.-Turkey relationship."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44000
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2020-04-07
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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