More signs of improving U.S.-Turkey relations. After wrapping up at the U.N. General Assembly meeting yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the Turkey Investment Conference held by the U.S.-Turkey Business Council, during which he said that their “strategic partnership, which has gone through difficulties so many times, will overcome this turbulent period.” The turbulent period to which he refers involves U.S. tariffs, sanctions, support for Israel, support for Syrian Kurds, and a number of other issues. But in recent weeks those seem to have taken a back seat to Turkey’s relationship with Russia. The two managed to avoid outright conflict in Idlib, but earlier this week, Erdogan repeated his desire to remove Bashar Assad from power eventually. And just yesterday, Turkey’s foreign minister said the agreement on Idlib was a “last chance” at a political resolution to the Syrian conflict. The next step would be a constitutional committee, which suggests t
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