The German Marshall Fund of the United States has released its annual survey of public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic. This year's poll found majorities in both the US and European countries strongly oppose military intervention in Syria.
European leaders have expressed concern that Donald Trump's "America First" agenda undermines transatlantic relations. But the US' top diplomat assured his EU and NATO counterparts of Washington's unwavering commitment.
Turkey's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were both listed as enemy targets in a NATO joint military exercise. NATO has apologized for the gaffe and blamed it on an underling.
Russia's military campaign objectives "have been almost accomplished," according to an influential lawmaker. With talks gearing up, the UN's chief negotiator said the peace process had reached a "moment of truth."
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO - much to the annoyance of Washington. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might need that new S-400 missile defense system at home.
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