|Considering what’s at stake for both sides is Turkey making a big fuss over nothing here. Seriously whether or not there was a genocide during the ending of the Ottoman Empire at this point is now moot as far as the US legislature is concerned . I don’t think US politicos take kindly to other nations giving them ultimatums on the bills they pass. Who is Turkey to demand we change the way we view history. The Idea that Turkey is being picked on because it is a Muslim country is totally ridiculous and naive. If anything the opposite would be true in today’s political climate.
Honestly should the US care whether Turkey wants to be our friend or not over such a mundane issue? I understand the US has a lot to lose with the failing relationship with Turkey especially concerning Iraq, Iran and the rest of the middle east. What about everything the Turks stand to lose. Considering France has already taken a similar stance on the issue they could well kiss any hope of EU membership goodbye. Much of their military equipment comes from Uncle Sam so that’s got to be a concern. Trade is also a big factor in their volatile economy. The Kurdish border Is a huge issue for both sides, with the Turks threatening incursions into Kurdish Iraq. Though it may look like this could incite Turkey to do so, If one looks in another light. How smart does it seem to cross over into a country whose security is currently the responsibility of the world’s sole super power that you’re not on great terms with.
So what do you guys think? Would it really be in Turkeys best interest to destroy relations with the US over a past empire that no longer exists? Will Turkey make good on their promise or is it a lot of huffing and puffing? How will the rest of the world view the situation if they did?