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Turkish-U.S. relations arguably reached its highest point in 1999, highlighted by President Clinton’s five-day visit to Turkey in November of the same year. A very strong argument can be made today that in a period of five years, Turkish-U.S. relations have reached a low point, perhaps the lowest in decades. This paper analyzes how Turkey and the U.S. got to this low point, with anecdotes, relating concrete cases and highlighting examples of mismanagement and bad judgment by both Turkey and the U.S. The past and present relations are compared on multiple dimensions with a critical yet constructive perspective, drawing conclusions on how to move forward, albeit incrementally and within the framework of a new paradigm.

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Kemal Köprülü
Kemal Köprülü
This issue was published in collaboration with AmCham Turkey.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter 2019/20 issue, published in collaboration with AmCham Turkey, titled A Long-Lasting Affinity: Acknowledging US-Turkey Ties, lays out how strong cultural, educational, and professional relationships across different sectors culminate in beneficial partnerships and success stories. Our dedicated readers will realize that this Winter issue is a continuation of our new brand TPQ...
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