How will the Turkish-US Visa Crisis End

How will the Turkish-US Visa Crisis End?

Washington has no way to come to a mutual understanding with Ankara without changing its current policies that pose a threat to Turkey's national security.


This crisis is a major test for the future of the relations. The two, as NATO allies, need to work together in order to stabilize the conflicts in the Middle East and prevent security risks.

Turkish-U.S. relations are going through neither a structural crisis nor conjectural tension. I think relations are experiencing structural tension.

Moving forward, Washington must take the time to understand Turkey's frustration and engage in qualified cooperation with Ankara in certain areas. A review of Washington's policy on FETÖ, for instance, could go a long way.