Turkish Disconnections

The American Interest

Turkey and the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship have been much in the news of late. Foreign countries and bilateral relations do not make news here when everything is okay, so the abundance of coverage clearly indicates that things are not okay. And that would be right. Things are very not okay.

Still, it is noteworthy that, while Turkey has made big news, events abroad of equal or perhaps greater significance have not. Two examples out of a bucketful suffice to make the point: the Macron-Benalla “affair” in France, which threatens to tank the presidency of Emmanuel Macron at…

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