- Jul 2017
Turkey had been a crucial U.S. ally during the Cold war, mostly because of the shared border with the USSR and the Warsaw Pact countries. After the ColdWar ended and Germany unified, Turkey had lost its political and military leverage and became irrelevant to American interests. Turkey is desperately trying to find its place in the new geopolitical relations in the world and regain political and military influence albeit unsuccessfully. Turkey is now on a geopolitical see-saw where she trying to balance between Russia and USA (East and West) and that political adventure has negatively reflected on the Turkish economy that is plummeting with no signs of a speedy recovery in the near future.