What Message Will Obama Send to Turkey?
3:14 PM, Jul 9, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Turkey slides toward radicalization. And Barack Obama nominates for ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone Jr., a career diplomat with a proven track record of being weak on democracy and human rights. Josh Rogin explains what's going on:
As AEI's Danielle Pletka tells Rogin, "Now is not the time for us to have an ambassador in Ankara who is more interested in serving the interests of the local autocrats and less interested in serving the interests of his own administration." So, what message will Obama send to Turkey?
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