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Turkey Ready to Tell US to Take a Hike!
May 6th, 2018 at 12:33pm
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https://www.rt.com/news/425966-turkey-retaliation-us-weapons/

Turkey's interests are not in common with US interests and Russia is jumping at the opportunity. The US may have to adjust it's attitude and priorities.
  
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Re: Turkey Ready to Tell US to Take a Hike!
Reply #1 - May 6th, 2018 at 1:27pm
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If the United States imposes sanctions on us or takes such a step, Turkey will absolutely retaliate," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk. "What needs to be done is the US needs to let go of this."

"Turkey is not a country under your orders, it is an independent country… speaking to such a country from above, dictating what it can and cannot buy, is not a correct approach and does not fit our alliance."

Good. Another reason why the US needs to leave NATO - NOW.  If Turkey wants to buy weapons from Russia, they should be free to do so.  The US has no business telling Turkey (or any other NATO country) who it shall be allowed to purchase weapons from. 

Free Market.  Non-interventionism.  These are clearly the best policies for the US when it comes to the Middle East.
  
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Re: Turkey Ready to Tell US to Take a Hike!
Reply #2 - May 6th, 2018 at 5:41pm
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Why did Turkey ever join NATO?

If you have a rational understanding of why that happened, and why NATO admitted them to NATO, we could talk more.

Warning: It's complicated, but simple at the same time.
  
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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2018 at 6:54pm
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Jeff wrote on May 6th, 2018 at 5:41pm:
Why did Turkey ever join NATO?

If you have a rational understanding of why that happened, and why NATO admitted them to NATO, we could talk more.

Warning: It's complicated, but simple at the same time.


The real reason isn't complicated in the least. If Turkey wasn't allowed into Nato then Turkey would align with the Soviet Union.

But some Americans will try to spin it some other way.
  
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Re: Turkey Ready to Tell US to Take a Hike!
Reply #4 - May 6th, 2018 at 7:58pm
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The real reason isn't complicated in the least. If Turkey wasn't allowed into Nato then Turkey would align with the Soviet Union.


I realize that nobody ever actually asked the Turks, but the Turkish government did ask to become part of NATO.

If the current Turkish government wants to "align" with Russia, it still won't have anything to do with the Turkish people.

Come to think of it, the Turkish government was much more a body representing the Turkish people when they wanted to be safe from the Soviet Union than they are now...
  
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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2018 at 12:20am
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Jeff wrote on May 6th, 2018 at 7:58pm:
I realize that nobody ever actually asked the Turks, but the Turkish government did ask to become part of NATO.

If the current Turkish government wants to "align" with Russia, it still won't have anything to do with the Turkish people.

Come to think of it, the Turkish government was much more a body representing the Turkish people when they wanted to be safe from the Soviet Union than they are now...

You've confused Craig.
  
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