The U.S. Decision to Leave Syria Further Erodes Relations With Turkey

The U.S. Decision to Leave Syria Further Erodes Relations With Turkey By Sinan Ciddi

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan see an opportunity in Syria to please their domestic constituencies, but their actions carry risks. A U.S. withdrawal from Syria will continue to embitter relations between Washington and Ankara over the fate of American-backed Kurds in the north of the war-torn country. Remaining elements of the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Syria could find the space to regroup, while Russia and Iran will consolidate their interests in Syria and the greater Middle East.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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