Friends must be honest. It's time for some tough-love from the West. The Obama administration must be steely-eyed, seeing Turkey as it is -- not as it was -- or how Washington wants it to be.
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Turkish PM Erdogan finds himself today trapped between his friendships with unpopular Arab and Iranian leaders and the public in those countries who is now crossing into democracy and poised to accuse him of double standards.
A story is circulating among denizens of Washington foreign policy watering holes that a rupture between Turkey and Iran is on the horizon. But in all this static, the Turkish perspective gets lost.
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