• This almanac provides the synopsis of bilateral relations between the US and Turkey during the past fifteen years of AK Party rule in Turkey, starting with the March 1st crisis. During this period, AK Party governments have engaged with different US administrations headed by the presidents from different political parties (Bush, Obama and Trump) and different party majorities in the US Congress. The relationship has both undergone very serious crises and witnessed significant level of cooperation. In this almanac, the major summits and main crises that impacted the relations between the two nations are covered. It is of course impossible to cover all of the events and developments in bilateral relations, thus we aimed to be selective while still including the most important moments of the relationship in our coverage in the limited space that we have. We hope this volume can help observers and scholars in the field of US-Turkey relations and contribute to their research.
  • In particular, the successive U.S. administrations made it clear that their quest to promote "moderate Islam" was ingenuine at four points:
  • Washington's inability to pursue a coherent policy in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, makes its allies feel deeply concerned about their relationship with the U.S.

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SETA Foundation’s Foreign Policy Research Program runs research projects on the fundamental foreign policy issues in Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, the Balkans, Africa, Transatlantic and Caucasia. It aims to generate public debate and provide in-depth analysis for both public opinion and decision-makers on the current developments. Foreign Policy Research Program has also a wide range of publications, including Policy Briefs, Analysis and Reports in Turkish and English.