US-Turkey: On a collision course at full speed

Duvar English

Journalist Murat Yetkin has penned a piece on the possible effects of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks on shutting down U.S. air base İncirlik in the southern province of Adana on the relationship between the two NATO allies.

Yetkin also takes a look at the recent events that raised tensions between Ankara and Washington.

“At the moment, the state of Turkish-American relations looks like two train wagons going opposite directions on the same railway at full speed. The trains are not of the same size or strength. Both of their respective machinists don’t seem to have the intention to hit the brakes. So it’s safe to say there is really something to worry about it,” Yetkin said.

Full text of Murat Yetkin’s article can be reached here.

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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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