Hidden Embargo of the West against New Turkey backfires. The embargo against the Turkish state is nothing new, but in 2020, hidden or open, it no longer works. Donald Trump understood it well and tried hard to avoid it but he was alone. Not even Republican members of the US Senate helped him to rectify the long-time-wrong against Turkey. In fact, they went overboard with their Democrat partners by recently approving CAATSA 231 against Turkey.