Trump may turn to foreign policy to project an image of strength despite his domestically inclined America first agenda.
PKK leaders Murat Karayilan, Cemil Bayik and Duran Kalkan have been added to the U.S. ‘Reward for Justice’ list prepared by the U.S. State Department in fighting against terrorism.
“The possibility that Tehran might give up hope of a political resolution due to reasons such as the crippling economy due to sanctions, increasing pressure from regional rivals and internal opposition provoking street protests, may cause U.S.-Iran tensions to rise to their highest level of the last 40 years, and this situation would have severe consequences for the entire region, including Turkey.”
Democrats have taken back control of the House of Representatives but have not won a majority in the Senate as the historic “blue wave” they hoped for failed.
U.S. sanctions on Iran, which target the country’s energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and financial sectors, have been reimposed.
Ankara has learnt how to survive, not only without American support, but also despite the American efforts to hurt the country politically and economically. Turkey has learnt how to carry out cross-border military operations in a country where U.S. forces are settled in favor of Turkey’s adversaries.
On Nov. 6, Americans across the U.S. will flock to polling stations, voting for governors, local officials and members of Congress in the midterm elections.
The polarized atmosphere in the U.S. keeps increasing as midterm elections approach, offering an alarming picture of the deep divisions in American society.
Demands from EU countries to suspend arms deals with Saudi Arabia have increased following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
The incompatible approach depicted by the U.S. in regards to the Jamal Khashoggi case should be ringing alarm bells for U.S. foreign policy.