U.S.-Turkey Relations in Crisis: Where Are We Headed? by The Wilson Center published on 2018-08-22T19:33:58Z The U.S.-Turkish relationship is in crisis. The disagreement over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson has exposed deeper fault lines in U.S.-Turkish ties that have been building for a decade or more, undermining any sense of confidence and trust. Are the ties that bind Washington and Ankara stronger than those political, economic and regional forces threatening to pull them apart? And is there hope of a pathway back to a more functional relationship? In this Ground Truth Briefing, four veteran observers and analysts of Turkish politics and U.S.-Turkish relations address these and other issues.