Former US diplomat Matthew Bryza says US President Donald Trump can "learn something" from President Erdogan as Turkey planned ahead for the pandemic.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
Washington and European allies have serious differences on the future of the organisation after French President Emmanuel Macron described the alliance as “brain dead”.
In a letter, the Turkish defence minister called for mutual respect and friendship after the US backtracked on offering F-35 training to pilots in response to Turkey purchasing Russian-made S-400 defence systems.
The two NATO allies have flatly rejected Washington's proposal to establish an observer force to monitor after US withdrawal from northern Syria.
Washington is reportedly assessing the possibility of extraditing Fetullah Gulen, one of Turkey's most wanted fugitives. But can the Trump administration really put Gulen on the deportation trial?
Though the Trump administration is in limbo, the US president still wields a strong influence over conservative Americans. Matthew Bryza, a former US ambassador, explains why.
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