Rethinking Turkish-Western Relations: A Journey Without Maps
The striking changes in Turkish society and policy make for an uneasy relationship between Ankara and its transatlantic partners. In reality, relations with Turkey have always been difficult to manage, regional cooperation has never been straightforward, and there is a strong likelihood of more turmoil to come. The emerging Turkish-Western relationship will be a la carte, and driven by national interests rather than geopolitics and identity. But the stakes surrounding future policy choices will be higher without the fly-wheel of comfortable strategic assumptions.