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The Erdogan Question: Is It Time To Shrink NATO?

The Turkish president’s thuggish autocracy and reflexive anti-Americanism make him very popular in his country.

  • Philip Terzian
  • Weekly Standard

There was once a country in what used to be called the Near East that was much admired in the United States and often regarded as America’s most valuable asset in the region.

Terz 2bAlthough the country was predominantly Muslim, its government was resolutely secular in outlook and committed to “modernizing” its deeply traditional culture: Women enjoyed unprecedented equality, for example, and nearby Israel was a strategic ally.

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