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Turkey. An ally one would want to have?

The West has courted Turkey mainly because, amongst many other reasons, in the case of the US, it has military bases in the country.   There has been ongoing discussion about Turkey joining the EU.

The country is clearly steering toward a dictatorship.    The election today is another example of the President acting more like a dictator.

Read the story of one doctor as reported in The New York Times.....

"At present, several pieces of evidence can suggest that you may be a member of FETO, including having had an account at Bank Asya, which was founded by Gulenists; running the ByLock encrypted communication app on your phone (thought to have facilitated planning for the coup attempt); possessing those F-series dollar bills; sending your children to a school associated with Gulen; working at a Gulen-affiliated institution (a university, say, or a hospital); having subscribed to the Gulen newspaper Zaman; or having Gulen’s books in your house. One action implicated the doctor: When he returned to Turkey after living abroad for three years and moved into a new house with his wife and children, he opened an account at the nearest bank up the street: Bank Asya."


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