Because Turkey is part of NATO and integrated with global institutions, American politicians use that leverage to change its behavior in Syria, an expert at a U.S.-based think tank told Anadolu Agency.

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and contributing writer to The Atlantic magazine, said there is “profound bipartisan opposition” to Turkey’s cross-border military operation in Syria, but a permanent breach in U.S. relations with Turkey is out of the question.

Hamid, who was in Istanbul to take part in the TRT World Forum, an annual international meeting hosted by Turkey’s public broadcaster TRT, emphasized that

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