U.S. and Turkey Diplomatic Relations Reach Crisis Point

Presidents Trump and Erdogan

Relations between Turkey and the United States have hit a new low point with tit-for-tat visa suspensions after the arrest of a U.S. embassy employee.

“The last time bilateral ties between the two countries hit a crisis point like this would be late 1970s, in the aftermath of the Cyprus war, when the U.S. had slapped some arms embargoes and sanctions on Turkey,” said Soner Cagaptay, Director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute.

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