Skip to comments.12 Reasons Turkey Should Be Expelled From NATO
Posted on 05/12/2018 7:20:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
Turkeys acceptance to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in October 1951 was a boon for the organization. Though its human rights record was far from stellar, it was staunchly anti-Communist, maintained a formidable army, was amenable to the placement of NATO assets in the country, including nuclear-tipped Jupiter ballistic missiles and was strategically located, flanking the Soviet Union on the south and acting as a bridge between Europe and Asia.
Though Turkey was technically a Muslim country, it leaders, following the doctrines espoused by Kamal Ataturk, zealously guarded the secular nature of the state. Religious influence was kept to a minimum and this was especially true for government officials and parliamentarians. Indeed, there was a significant Jewish population in Turkey and Turkey was the first Muslim majority nation to recognize Israel, extending recognition in March 1949.
During the Korean War, Turkey sent a sizable contingent to fight alongside the United States-led United Nations coalition, and its troops acquitted themselves well in combat. Turkeys strained relations with its neighbor Greece and its human rights record proved to be problematic issues for NATO but were overlooked in light of the benefits conveyed to NATO by Turkish membership.
With the ascension of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as prime minister in 2003, the equation began to change. Erdoğans Justice and Development Party (AKP), a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, began systematically changing the character of secular Turkey, incrementally at first so as not to upset the Turkish Army, but at an accelerated pace in recent years. Now president, Erdoğan has consolidated his power and has neutered his foes in the press, the judiciary, the political opposition, and the army.
...The time has come for NATO to part ways with Erdoğan. Heres why.
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...
What did the author leave out?
Turkey had the chance to become a modern state. Instead it chose the way of darkness, despair, violence and death. Turkey should not be considered our ally, and it must never be allowed to join the EU.
Reasons 1-12: it is an *slamic republic.
I thought it was a well written article and very thorough statement of why.
No F-35’s either.
I agree. Kick Turkey out of NATO. Let them and the Russians play in the Black Sea bathtub while we blockade the Med.
It’s the US that should leave NATO. All burden and benefits are dubious at best. If wealthy nations can’t bear the primary burden of their own defense, they have no right to call themselves nations.
No longer a functioning democracy.
State sponsor of terrorism.
Aiding and abetting enemies.
War crimes in Afrin.
Violatiing use agreements on arms sales.
Violating Iran sanctions.
What did the author leave out?
They wouldn’t let the 4th ID transit through their territory for the Iraq invasion.
Also, the Dardanelles aren’t as strategic as they were 50 years ago.
...but didn’t we just sell them F-35s? They flew one out of Houston yesterday.
Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!
Who is "they"? Turkey? Or someone shuttling the aircraft in that direction?
The article said Turkey, that’s why it surprised me.
Why complicate it?
One reason should be enough:
They are koranimals!.
We have lots of wild turkeys here. The are smarter than the Turkish Trolls on Twitter. smile. hee hee hee
But their boss, Erdogan the Islamist is pure evil.
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