u.s. turkey relations
Washington also cautioned Americans against traveling to the region.
The reports, if confirmed, would illustrate that Turkey's ongoing reluctance to escalate pressure against the Islamic State
The bottom-line is that the next generation of US-Turkish leaders can't rely solely on their governments to manage a relationship this important to the long-term future of their respective countries.
Turkey is the only Muslim majority country that is a NATO member and a candidate for European Union membership, an ideal established by Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, since the 1920s. Any smart politician knowledgeable about US foreign policy would cherish this unique case of a Muslim majority country that is democratic, secular and a NATO member.
Misreading Turkey today will give credence to the false claims that Turkey can never be part of the West, and allow darker forces to move Turkey's foreign policy in an even more extreme direction.