The Wall Street Journal quotes Vice President and Rafik Hariri Center Director Francis J. Ricciardone on the prospect of a shaky coalition government and fears of uncertainty after the Turkish elections:
Diplomats said a more diverse parliament could reverse a deterioration of relations with the US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners as well as the European Union, which Ankara seeks to join.
“Politics will be messy and noisy. There are difficult economic issues, difficult regional issues…but I think the republic is well-poised now to deal with them,” said Francis Ricciardone, a former US ambassador to Ankara now at the Atlantic Council, a think tank. “This will be good for Turkey.”