The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university.
Nearly four weeks have passed since the U.S. Senate acquitted U.S. President Donald Trump of impeachment charges leveled against him by the U.S. House of Representatives. But the modern news cycle now changes so quickly that the entire affair seems to have happened months ago.
In the end, because the Senate remains under Republican control and all U.S. political issues have become intensely partisan, Trump’s acquittal was easily foreseeable.  House Democrats made the result inevitable once