Saturday, September 03, 2011

Goodbye Ankara - By Daniel Pipes

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/276178/goodbye-ankara-daniel-pipes

Although I am disappointed and saddened by the shift taking place in Turkey — as recently as a decade ago, I saw it as a model of modernity and moderation for other Muslims to follow — I am quite content to see the Israeli emissary pack his bags and leave Ankara, for this small drama helps anyone still myopic about 

Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan
 and the AKP to understand just how much they are repositioning Turkey as a state hostile to the West.

I have argued before and repeat here: The time has come to remove, or at least to suspend, the Turkish government from the NATO alliance. 

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