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Turkey is leaving the west

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Submitted by C Page (United States), Feb 7, 2013 at 09:08

Nations, if wise, do whatever is in their national interest. When Turkey applied for EU membership it was a secular democracy and a member of NATO. Four points:

  1. Turkey has abandoned the reforms of Attaturk and is becoming a progressively more Islamist nation.
  2. The EU was doomed to failure from the start (Milton Friedman)
  3. NATO is dead except in name.
  4. The Wests projection of military, fiscal, and moral weakness is not attractive.

Turkey is acting in its national interest. Turkey is leaving the West.

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