On Trump’s new approach to the US-Turkey relationship

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“ By way of compensation, the US is expected to offer deeper intelligence cooperation with Ankara against Kurdish militants in Turkey and in Iraq. And Trump has already made clear he will not let Obama-era opposition to Erdoğan’s creeping authoritarianism become a hindrance in the bilateral relationship. He formally congratulated the Turkish president on winning a referendum amending the constitution to give him more power ”

Julian Borger, ‘Trump relying on charisma to bridge old divides on first foreign trip’, The Guardian

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