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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief [Updated June 7, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and analysis on key issues affecting U.S.-Turkey relations, including domestic Turkish developments and various foreign policy and defense matters. Under President Joe Biden, some existing U.S.-Turkey tensions have continued alongside cooperation on other matters and opportunities to improve bilateral ties. He has limited his meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the sidelines of multilateral conferences. This approach may reflect a U.S. and European inclination to keep Turkey at arms' length until after the 2023 elections. Nevertheless, Turkey's geostrategic significance, cautious support for Ukraine's defense against Russia's 2022 invasion, and openness to rapprochement with Israel, some Arab states, and Armenia have somewhat improved U.S.-Turkey relations."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44000
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2022-06-07
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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