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Does Turkey Belong in the Future of NATO? by Nonie Darwish (Gatestone Inst.)

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Aug. 15, 2018

  • Loving one’s native culture and feeling comfortable in it is normal. Western leaders have respected the rights of new immigrants to love the cultures from which they have come. But unfortunately, those same leaders are tearing apart their own cultures by turning love of one’s own country into an unforgivable sin, when it is expressed by native citizens of Western countries. This trend needs to end.
  • Unless the leadership of Europe decides to stop the transformation of the continent with the same determination expressed by some extremist leaders that appear to want to transform it, its future is all too clear.
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan has been steadily abrogating NATO commitments, such as, “uphold[ing] democracy, including tolerating diversity,” and that members “must be good neighbors and respect sovereignty outside their borders.”

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