Although rumors continue that anti-Americanism has increased in Turkey, most people think the US administration and President George W. Bush are the two responsible figures for the worsening of bilateral relations.
Results of a public opinion poll conducted by Infakto Research Workshop upon the request of the Ari Movement were announced at a news conference Tuesday held at Istanbul's Marmara Hotel. The survey revealed that 46.7 percent of the 1,244 participants from 15 provinces in Turkey think Turkey-US relations are bad or very bad. Fifty-seven percent of participants blame the Washington administration and the US President for the bad course of bilateral relations and they think the US has threatened Turkey unjustly over recent years. Twenty-three percent, on the other hand, think Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government are responsible parties for the rocky relations.
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