July 16, 2016

Turmoil in Turkey complicates US fight against Isis

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Financial Times

Journalist Demetri Sevatopulo

The White House took several hours on Friday to address the attempted coup in Turkey, underscoring both the lack of information about the situation and Washington’s complicated relationship with an important ally in the Middle East that has also sparked concern about authoritarianism.

President Barack Obama urged all parties to “support the democratically elected government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed”, according to a statement released by the White House shortly after 7pm, roughly three hours after reports of the military uprising emerged.

 
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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...