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Turkey's expectations from Donald Trump

47 9 1
12.01.2017

Never before has the world had such high expectations of an American president. Are you not curious to see whether Donald Trump, who will take over the White House on Jan. 20, will live up to them?

For instance, the Russians expect Donald Trump to end the post-modern cold war, which the Obama administration tried to start in recent years. The U.S.'s decision to treat the Russian Federation as if it were the USSR respawned as well as the country's actions in its region have fueled tensions akin to those experienced before the two world wars. At this point, the nuclear balance of power is under scrutiny again. Yet observers believe that the Trump administration will bring the crisis to an end and engage in a friendly dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Another expectation is for Trump to stop Washington's involvement in military coups against elected governments in friendly nations. The funding of so-called democratic coups by American capitalists such as George Soros in Central Europe and the Middle East brought nothing but instability to both regions. Likewise, the Arab Spring turned into a disaster. If anything, the establishment's recent efforts to turn the American people against himself should help Mr. Trump understand how people see his country.

Finally, Turkey's expectations from the incoming administration are quite clear. Prime Minister Binali........

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