Saturday, February 13, 2016

From the 'hood incident' to 'the picture'

Kılıç Buğra Kanat,

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In a period when the PKK [see] threat to Turkey's national security increased significantly, the cordial relations between the U.S. and PYD [see] significantly challenges the future of Turkish-U.S. relations. ... [D]espite these sensitivities from Ankara, the U.S. administration has continued its support for the PYD's armed People's Protection Units (YPG), which have gradually heightened the tension between the two countries. ...
[A]State Department spokesman reiterated that the PYD is a partner of the U.S. ... [I]n terms of public diplomacy, U.S.-Turkish relations are not in their best shape.

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