WikiLeaks: The Impact on Turkish-U.S. Relations and Turkey's Domestic Politics
AK Party circles are seeking to reduce the leaking of the cables to a conspiracy to overthrow the Turkish government. But initial predictions that the cables would spark a major crisis between Ankara and Washington have proven empty. For now it seems that the often-critical assessments of Erdoğan and the AK Party have served the government well. The cables provide “proof” that the AK Party government is not Washington’s poodle, as its critics have alleged. Yet the references to alleged corruption continue to resonate.