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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief [Updated September 1, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and analysis on the following topics: [1] Turkey's strategic orientation--including toward the United States and Russia-- as affected by ongoing regional developments, the U.S./NATO presence in Turkey, problems with other U.S. allies and partners in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, and Turkish defense procurement decisions such as the purchase of a Russian S-400 surface-to-air defense system; [2] points of tension between the United States and Turkey, including specific issues of U.S. concern and sanctions or other measures against Turkey; [3] Turkey's efforts to manage threats and influence outcomes in Syria, including its occupation of some northern Syrian areas to thwart Syrian Kurds partnering with the U.S. military from gaining autonomy; and [4] domestic Turkish political and economic developments under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's largely authoritarian and polarizing rule, including those connected to the global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44000
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2020-09-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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