TURKEY: Strains in an Old Alliance

For more than a quarter of a century, dating back to the Truman Doctrine in 1947, Turkey has marched step by step with the U.S. on defense. The pattern of close bilateral relations between the two countries was later expanded under the NATO and CENTO treaties, and by 1975 U.S. military and economic aid to Turkey had reached a total of more than $6.5 billion. Last week the U.S. military-aid pipeline was abruptly cut off in accordance with a congressional order that all arms assistance be suspended until substantial progress is made...

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