On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti and Amberin Zaman, an Al-Monitor Podcast | US-Turkish relations difficult, but manageable, says ECFR senior fellow Asli Aydintasbas
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US-Turkish relations difficult, but manageable, says ECFR senior fellow Asli Aydintasbas
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Joe Biden are scheduled to hold their first meeting since Biden took office on the sidelines of next week's NATO summit in Brussels. Turkey's growing ties with Russia, symbolized by its acquisition of S-400 missiles, has driven a wedge between Ankara and Washington that is threatening to grow ever wider. Can the two leaders reverse this downward spiral? Veteran journalist Asli Aydintasbas, who is a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, believes both leaders are aiming for damage control.