The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Strategic Black Sea falls by the wayside in impeachment controversy

November 14, 2019

President Trump’s display of empathy for an illiberal leader at a White House meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was not the only tell-tale sign of the president’s instincts. So was what was not on the two men’s agenda: security in the Black Sea that lies at the crossroads of Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and NATO member Turkey.