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Is Turkey Leaving the West?

Erdoğan's Turkey is no longer a trustworthy partner for the West but more like a mole in its inner sanctum.
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Originally published by the Washington Times on February 6, 2013, under the title, “Trading Europe for the Shanghai Five,” and at Daniel Pipes.org.

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is a world-renowned Middle East and Islam expert. He is President of the Middle East Forum. His articles appear in many newspapers. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He is a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace and other institutions. His website is DanielPipes.org.


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2 Responses to “Is Turkey Leaving the West?”

  1. And yet, you offer nothing in your article on how Turkey can be won back into NATO and the EU, at least by showing Erdogan as a politician who is unsuitable for leadership of a secular, democratic republic.

  2. And yet, you offer nothing in your article on how Turkey can be won back into NATO and the EU, at least by showing Erdogan as a politician who is unsuitable for leadership of a secular, democratic republic.

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