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Diplomacy Matters in Key U.S. Discussions

By tom On Wednesday, January 17 th, 2018 · no Comments · In Blog Postings ,Writing

President Trump recently placed a telephone call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in large part to discuss future steps toward Middle East stability.  The call — both the act and any promises made — may turn out to provide something more vital and imperative: a critical rebound in the crucial relationship between the United States and longtime friend and ally Turkey.

There are many top-shelf issues to discuss yet the one that may become the avenue for renewed cooperation sits in a small corner of Pennsylvania, a state that Trump carried easily and has provided him with continued political support for his unique agenda.  That focal point is Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen – who resides in Pennsylvania – the head of a group of followers known as FETO by the Turkish government.

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