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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why IS Turkey part of NATO?

The Clarion Project posts a brutal summary of the beating and torture of military personnel by Turkey's Islamist police in the aftermath of the supposed coup attempt last week. It finishes off with this:
Since 1952, Turkey has been a member of NATO, which is supposed to defend freedom and democracies. However for decades, Turkey has been a center of torture and other human rights abuses of the worst magnitude.
If the Turkish government authorities, police officers and so many average citizens are capable of torturing, starving and raping even their own soldiers and citizens, how can they be worthy of being recognized as a Western ally and partner?
Moreover, we can only imagine that if this is what they do to their own soldiers, imagine what they have been doing to their minority citizens, who they fundamentally see as “enemies” -- Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Jews, Kurds, Alevis and others.
By the way, is their EU application still live? And what on earth is the President of the United States doing hugging Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

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At 5:24 AM, Blogger dshadovi said...

Why is Turkey in NATO? Incirlik.


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