Turkey and US can be considered as staunch allies despite several periods overshadowed by suspicions, political interventions and some collusion of interests. The relationship, firmly embodied in the alliance in NATO, has functioned largely smoothly during the Cold War. In the eyes of US, Turkey has been considered as a trustable flank country. Turkey, despite at times having justified suspicion for imperialistic and interventionist intentions attributed to US, due to its economic shortcomings and its crave for heavy military build-up has seen in US a strategic ally. The adjectives used by US Administrations to define partnership such as “strategic”, “special” “model” has been carefully examined in Turkey and used for domestic political consumption by several Turkish governments to emphasize their “everlasting achievements” in international fora.

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