Turkey and Syria: A Slippery Slope

Commentaries and Op-eds May, 2013, The New York Times

Opinion letter on US-Turkish relations.

Regarding the article “Turkey needs Obama’s help on Syria” (Views, May 18) by Soner Cagaptay and James F. Jeffrey: The United States should do the opposite of what the authors suggest. Washington does not need to “save” Turkey. Instead, the Obama administration should contain the ambitions of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which have brought trouble to Turkey and which risk igniting a regional conflagration.