I have always been a fan of Turkey.
My first year college German teacher was Turkish, Prof. Almazan, and we studied Turkish language and culture on the side. We started with the beginnings and worked up to Kemal Ataturk. I continued from there on my own. If I remember correctly, dear Professor Almazan died untimely at a young age and I never saw him after that year.
It is time to kick Erdogan's Turkey out of NATO!
It is time to embrace the Kurds, who will form a strong ally and a stabilizing influence in the region.
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It's Time to Kick Erdogan's Turkey Out of NATO
Stanley Weiss Founding Chairman, Business Executives for National Security
02/23/2016 04:50 pm ET | Updated 3 hours ago
...Turkey, which for half a century was a stalwart ally in the Middle East while proving that a Muslim-majority nation could be both secular and democratic, has moved so far away from its NATO allies that it is widely acknowledged to be defiantly supporting the Islamic State in Syria in its war against the West. Since Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2003, Turkey has taken a harshly authoritarian turn, embracing Islamic terrorists of every stripe while picking fights it can't finish across the region - including an escalating war with 25 million ISIS-battling Kurds and a cold war turning hot with Russia, whose plane it rashly shot down in November. With those fights coming home to roost - as bombs explode in its cities and with enemies at its borders - Turkish leaders are now demanding unconditional NATO support, with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu declaring on Saturday that he expects "our U.S. ally to support Turkey with no ifs or buts." ...