The Obama Presidency: A View from Turkey
By the SETA Foundation
SETA Policy Brief, No. 29, January 2009
The Obama administration needs to plan extensive modifications and introduce substantial changes to the way US foreign policy is conducted around the world. Despite periods of turbulence and uncertainty over the last sixty years, US-Turkish relations have always maintained their strategic significance. US-Turkish relations are closely intertwined with developments in several regions and the new US foreign policy towards those regions will have a direct impact on relations between the two countries. New administration should build upon the good will and strategic partnership between the two countries.