Turkey and NATO are better together

In February 2017, Turkey commemorated the 65th anniversary of its membership in NATO.[1] When Turkey first joined the alliance in 1952, it served as a bulwark against communism. More than six decades later, Turkey is NATO’s southeastern flank against the chaos of the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS.

Yet there are voices in both Washington and Ankara that are questioning Turkey’s NATO membership…


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Ali Cinar

Foreign Policy Expert on U.S.-Turkey Relations, ME, Security, NATO, Transatlantic / Journalist / 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient www.alicinar.com