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Some Turkish positives

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jul 5, 2022 at 21:53

Erdogan has so far permitted the Ukrainians to buy Turkish drones despite Russian discomfort, and they have proven invaluable. And recently, Turkey impounded a Russian ship full of stolen Ukrainian grain.
Erdogan has also made some effort to reconcile a bit with Israel. Part of this may be because he needs American support, but also possibly because Iran has been attacking Turkish forces in Iraq and Syria.
Despite his Islamist beliefs and dalliances with extremists, he may be feeling some of the same vulnerability that other Muslims countries have when faced with Iranian and other radical crazies.
Let's keep Turkey in NATO. Maybe some day it will join the Abraham accords, though Hell may freeze over first.

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