Published On: Fri, Nov 17th, 2017

Article Scan: Turkey and NATO dropouts (by Barçın Yinanç)




Article Scan: Turkey and NATO dropouts (by Barçın Yinanç)

When Turkey denied the U.S. military permission to use Turkish soil on its way to invade Iraq in 2003, I thought it was a decision that ran counter to Turkey’s national interests. I was surprised to hear some years later from a U.S. diplomat that his daughter, who was visiting Istanbul at the time, joined those celebrating the Turkish Parliament vote against the U.S. in the city’s central İstiklal Avenue.



I could not imagine that the U.S. administration would lie to the whole world that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. I could not foresee that the Americans would lead such a disastrous campaign in Iraq, creating such a mess that it turned the whole region into a huge fireball…

for further reading http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/opinion/barcin-yinanc/turkey-and-nato-dropouts-122495

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