By Philip H. Gordon
Turkey has regularly been a crossroads: the purpose the place East meets West, Europe meets Asia, and Christianity meets Islam. Turkey has additionally been an in depth and demanding American best friend, yet a sequence of converging political and strategic elements have now endangered its longstanding Western and democratic orientation. In ''Winning Turkey'', prime analysts clarify this worrisome state of affairs and current a plan for bettering it. The stakes are transparent. Turkey is the main complicated democracy within the Islamic international, bordering the various world's hotspots, together with Iraq, Iran, and the Caucasus. It occupies the hall among Western markets and Caspian Sea power reserves.A good, Western-oriented Turkey relocating towards ecu club would supply a turning out to be marketplace for exports, a resource of wanted exertions, a good impression at the center East, and an best friend within the struggle on terror. the image has darkened, although, as emerging anti-Americanism, deflated hopes for european accession, civil-military tensions, and terrorist threats have destabilized an already risky Turkish political procedure. ''Winning Turkey'' designs a plan to ease tensions during this serious a part of the realm. as well as featuring a 'grand cut price' among Turkey and the Kurds, it advocates larger aid for elevated liberalism and democracy, a renewed dedication by way of either Europe and Turkey to advertise european club, a ancient compromise with Armenia, and larger Western engagement with Turkish Cypriots.