Due to the fact that lobbying is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a lot of country's public and commercial organizations use lobbying services. Even through the meaningful constraints and severe requirements to the transparency of this type of activity, representatives from every part of U.S. economy exert specific influence on decision making within the Congress and President Administration. Sharks of technological and pharmaceutical industry, mining and farming companies regularly obtain amendments to acts. By doing this, they strengthen positions of their companies on the domestic market or minimize risks and losses. In addition to influencing home policy, lobbying organizations that defend interests of the defense and oil industry have influence upon the foreign strategy of the White House. The same way strong national lobbies try to act like Israeli, Irish or Armenian ones. In particular, the Armenian community started acting effectively in the recent years and has already outperformed Turkish and Azerbaijani lobbies combined even though it has not necessary procedures. This is exactly what most experts take for the reason of noticeable aggravation between Turkey and the U.S. in the past two years.
The unconcern of the U.S. to the attempt of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's rivals to carry out a terrorist seizure of the power in 2016, harboring of Fethullah Gülen, continuous weapons supplies to the Kurdish People's Protections Units in Syria, seizure of Halkbank's U.S. assets, supply restraint of the fifth-generation F-35 combat aircrafts to Turkey, weak reaction of the U.S. to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudis in Istanbul - all these events point out to Washington's unfolded anti-Turkish campaign where the Armenian lobby became a co-initiator. It was discovered that Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) work closely with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations exactly on development of American-Turkish relations.
The executive director of ANCA Aram Hamparian in his letter to Bob Corker and Bob Menendez mentioned that the Armenian lobby contributed to the tariff increase on Turkish steel and aluminum, advised to introduce sanctions against Turkey's Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gül and Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, as well as demanded to extradite Fethullah Gülen to Turkey. As a final point of the letter, the ANCA leadership expressed its hopes to increase the economic pressure upon Turkey and pronounced the necessity to influence the results of the upcoming local elections in 2019.
By this line, the U.S. not only allows the Armenian lobby to affect the country's foreign policy, but also finds the most vulnerable points in Ankara's course with the help of ANCA. The cooperation between the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Armenian community proves not only the imperfections of the U.S. legislation but also sends a signal to Turkey that difficulties between the two countries are being stirred up by a third party. Taking into account that recent successes inspired the Armenian community, the federal government of the U.S. may acknowledge the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the nearest future while new sanctions against Turkey's economy will take the rate of lira to its historical minimum.