Turkey at Odds with U.S. and E.U.

Tensions between Turkey and the U.S. are back in the news. The U.S. is threatening to sanction Turkey if it buys Russian S-400 missiles. Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, says imposing sanctions would be disrespectful to a NATO ally. Reported by Reuters. Read more… Turkey hopes to ease tension between itself and the U.S. once president-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Reported by Reuters. Read more… Turkey is also at odds with the European Union over natural gas rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus are disputing natural gas rights in the region. Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the EU to act with “common sense” to end the dispute. Reported by Reuters. Read more…