No Easy Answers to Improve Turkey-U.S. Relations

A Biden campaign promise to officially recognize Armenian genocide is further straining an already collapsing relationship.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey at the World Economic Forum World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Unlocking Resources for Regional Development, Istanbul, Turkey, Copyright by World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell

Among other recent complications besetting the diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a bipartisan coalition of nearly 40 lawmakers has called on President Joe Biden to formally recognize the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian genocide.