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Biden Conjures Dreams of New Middle East, but Trump's Damage Will Be Difficult to Repair

Trump's loss is a blow to his friend Erdogan, and an opportunity for the U.S. to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal. But Biden may find that America's traditional foreign policy isn’t necessarily relevant anymore

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Zvi Bar'el

Silence gripped the Turkish presidential palace when it finally became clear that Joe Biden had been elected president. After President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to congratulate Alpha Conde, the new president of Guinea, he apparently couldn’t find the right words to wish Biden well. It was no coincidence that it was the leader of the largest opposition party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who sent Turkey’s first good wishes to Biden.

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