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An assessment for Turkey's Erdogan and Davutoglu Vision

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Submitted by Admiral Peter Kikareas (United States), Aug 27, 2014 at 23:30

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

Ones again I wish to congratulate you for giving a real true dynamic picture of Turkey's future under the new President and new PM. I could not agree more than Turkey now is fast moving towards Erdogan targets to become with a new Constitution an Islamic Country very different than the one that its late Founder Kemal Attaturk created after the second world war.

After te fall of the USSR Turkey's mission in NATO had been minimized and also it was obvious that EU would not ever accept Turkey as a ful member because of many problems like, Human Rights, Cyprus division and still keeping 40000 soldiers as occupying force, proved from immigrants in Germany and other European Countries that Turks could not become mixed with others but were living into their Gehto's due to their different Religion and Culture.

NATO had great problems as Turkey had invaded Cyprus and was threatening to invade easten Greek islands on a contineous mode conducting theatre level excercises and testing its war plans for invasion to the said Greek Islands. Many times the two Countries reached at a point to war. NATO could not risk this danger to its Southeasern Flag as USSR could get great advantage of this. From the other hand the article 5 of NATO was defending its members from an outside threat. When the articles were written no one could ever imagine that one member could try to invade another member, thus there was not anything protecting this issue. Now after Turkey's Islamic turn East instead West as its Founder Kemal Attaturk had indicated. Created new Alliance with Russia when NATO and EU are in the lowest since 1990 crisis cold war. Also is flerting to join SCO. Turkey since some years under Mr. Erdogan leadership has turn to the East to become an hegemonic Country and its visible plans are to create the New Ottoman Empire, which has already started to build up.

Also the training and cooperation with ISIS and spread them to Greece and other European Countries as educators and recruiters and ready to act and accomodate its goals when it is necessary, makes the threat more clear. I wonder how NATO still keeps Turkey as a member after all that Mr. Erdogan has done and is been doing. I think that Turkey should be released from NATO ASAP, before she makes moves against neighboring NATO member Countries. This will Allow NATO to defend its members under the article 5 of the Alliance.

Finally we need to watch and look closely and analyse Turkey's actions under this eye of its visible expansionism. The most ironic is that a week ago our State Department approved military sales to Turkey of AMRAD air to air missiles to be used against WHOM??? .

Yours sincerely,

Admiral Peter Kikareas


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Placeholder [24 words]Michael LonieSep 11, 2014 00:22217735
A few questions for Dr. Pipes [76 words]
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