Combining statecraft with stagecraft, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have turned around US-Turkish relations. For much of the Bush administration, Washington had a strained relationship with Ankara, but Clinton’s first visit to Turkey as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state had Turkish officials feeling more optimistic about the future of bilateral relations.
"Her coming to Turkey is [like the] pressing of the reset button and starting with a clean slate. Turkey is ready for that. The last eight years have been troublesome," says Suat Kiniklioglu, a member of parliament and Deputy Chairman of External Affairs for Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AKP). (read more)
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