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How to become an ally

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Submitted by Onur YAZAN (Turkey), Oct 28, 2009 at 02:59

I read your article mr. Pipes. It is a good one actually.

As a Turkish citizen I want to discuss what is an alliance, and what you should expect from it ?

Turkey's been ally for the west also US for more than 6 decades. During this time Turkey held important duties in Cuban crisis-Korea War- Cold War- War against terror ..etc. Turkey shared intelligence and opened it's ports and bases for NATO and US.

In return what we earned. NOTHING !!!

We have just stupid stratotankers and expensive weapons which we could acquire by money , not with the alliance and all the risk.

Also after all this years EU , mr. sarkozy and ms. merkel slams the doors against our faces, and plays the honour of a great nation. which is holdin 1 million men army, 75 million population, 17 th largest economy, 5000 years of history, which has 120 universities, nanolabs, crypto-labs etc.

They still see us as a sick man of Europe. Hear this. Turkey is not sick anymore. Iceland is.

So it's obvious that Turkey will look other markets and other allies. ;If west want to earn Turkey back, they should work hard.

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