Operation Olive Branch Implications for U.S., Turkish, Russian Relations  

As a NATO member nation, Turkey has supported U.S. global security measures in the past, such as hosting U.S. military capabilities during the Cold War. While the Turkish policy with the Kurds has been long standing, the U.S. decision to use them as a security device is relatively recent.

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Turkish Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments Package Along Party Lines, National Referendum Set For April

Turkish parliament approved a set of sweeping constitutional amendments that, if adopted by the Turkish people in an upcoming national referendum, will fundamentally alter the functions of Turkey’s government by consolidating power in the executive branch.

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