Turkish-American Relations During Obama Era: Unfulfilled Expectations

Cakmak C., GÜNEYSU G.

TURKISH STUDIES, no.2, pp.193-211, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14683849.2013.802923
  • Journal Name: TURKISH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-211
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


There were huge expectations that Turkish-American bilateral relations would be improved during Obama's office term. Obama's coming to the office as president raised hopes for further cooperation because of common interests and vision in strategic matters particularly those relevant to the Middle East. However, the expectations have gone unfulfilled due to mutual mistakes that could have been avoided provided that greater attention had been paid to the regional developments. Despite occasional deterioration in the bilateral ties, there is still huge potential in the relations between Turkey and the USA in case the parties act prudently and wisely in the nascent regional political setting.