Turkey: Its Behavior Isn't As Ominous As It LooksJohn Doxey
Since coming to power in July, Turkey's first Islamist-led government in modern history has caused alarm in the U.S. by thumbing its nose at Washington. First, the new Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, visited Iran, where he inked a $20 billion deal to import natural gas. Then, the government refused to let the U.S. use Incirlik air base in southern Turkey for strikes against Iraq. Erbakan earlier had attacked Turkey's military accord with Israel and threatened to withdraw from NATO. No wonder policymakers are worried about an ominous shift by a key ally.
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