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Commentary: Trump Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Dangerous, Dollar-Induced Flip Flop on Turkey
The Election Day commentary in The Hill by Michael Flynn, a recently appointed National Security advisor to President-elect Donald Trump began with the following words: “Our ally Turkey is in crisis and needs our support,” and continued with a prolonged pitch on why Turkey was important to the United States and why U.S. policy needed a shift of support towards the Erdogan regime.
The commentary was a strange, new development to those following the ever-evolving foreign affairs nuances of the new Trump transition team, particularly since it was Flynn himself who celebrated, just a few months prior, the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July.
At the time, Flynn said the attempt against the…