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Turkey slams Biden's past call for U.S. to back Erdogan opponents | Reuters - Aug. 15, 2020 |

Turkey condemned as "interventionist" comments that U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden had made in December when he advocated a new U.S. approach to the "autocrat" President Tayyip Erdogan and support for opposition parties.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 12th, 2023 at 09:39:50 PM EST
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Navigating the Democracy-Security Dilemma in U.S. Foreign Policy: Lessons from Egypt, India, and Turkey | Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace - Nov. 4, 2021 |

Yet giving them a free pass on democracy and rights issues undercuts the credibility of U.S. appeals to values, bolstering the damaging perception that America only pushes for democracy against its adversaries or in strategically irrelevant countries.

Already in the first year of Biden's presidency, such tensions have emerged in relations with countries as diverse as Egypt, Hungary, India, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. [missing troublemaker Israel run by Netanyahu, Trump's favorite son]

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 12th, 2023 at 09:41:12 PM EST
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