The 'Tribune of Anatolia' America's Dark View of Turkish Premier Erdogan

The US is concerned about its NATO ally Turkey. Embassy dispatches portray Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a power-hungry Islamist surrounded by corrupt and incompetent ministers. Washington no longer believes that the country will ever join the European Union.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, has surrounded himself with "an iron ring of sycophantic (but contemptuous) advisors," according to US diplomatic cables.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, has surrounded himself with "an iron ring of sycophantic (but contemptuous) advisors," according to US diplomatic cables.

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Translated from the German by Josie Le Blond
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