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Could See This Coming

Reader comment on item: ​"The 60-year U.S.-Turkish Alliance is Over"

Submitted by Jerry (United States), Dec 3, 2015 at 17:11

PM Erdogan is the lone Islamist Spring rebel who pulled it off. Although he began as elected and democratic, his about-face to totalitarian rule is now complete. He is the only one to pull it off w/o civiil war. The military officers on trial were marked for purge.

US, with Obama, sits on its hands as usual. I would like to see another Reagan who could look at these for allies and not be afraid to snip the umbillical cord.

Things are sizing up for a Crusades Part II more than anythng else.

Erdogan's anti-Israel attitude spelled this future out years ago.

Hope Mr Pipes will be a lot more suspicious of the next Erdogan he meets.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I never met Erdoğan, only attended a talk he gave one time.

I was suspicious of him from the get-go, as indicated by a talk I gave in December 2002, one month after his party was elected to office.

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