Decoding Perceptions in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Categories: Bilateral Relations,Dialogue Snapshots,Next Generation Dialogues,Recent Reports

November 2013.

Perceptions have weighed heavily on U.S.-Turkey relations and how American and Turkish publics see one another. Despite an often robust bilateral relationship with the US, Turkish public opinion has always been skeptical of U.S. involvement in Turkey and the Middle East. On both sides, public opinion matters when making policy, especially when the two countries are trying to build a “model partnership” on many levels. The Center brought together a group of experts and professionals to focus on a number of domestic and foreign policy issues that have caused strains in the U.S.-Turkey relationship in recent years and to contribute to decoding some of the deep-seated perceptions on both sides.

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