Turkey, the Obama Visit, and the Middle East

My Bloggingheads discussion with Nuh Yilmaz of the SETA Foundation is now up. Among other things, we discussed how the Turkish mediation role in the Middle East has successfully combined an official policy that is simultaneously critical of the Israeli occupation and committed to a continued strategic relationship, and the likely impact that Obama’s recent trip will have on Turkish-U.S. relations and common interests in the region.