Why Is Turkey Still In NATO?


Erdogan's attempts to held an American pastor hostage to exchange for Fethulleh Gulen, his mass jailing of political opponents and journalists, his threats to shut down two American bases at Incirlik and Malatya, his claim that Israel is "the principal threat to peace in the Middle East," his detailed plans for a pan-Islamic force to destroy Israel, his constant invective against Europe, as when he called the Germans "Nazis" for refusing to allow his men to campaign for votes from Turks living in Germany, and when Austria shut down some Turkish-funded mosques, he predicted a coming war "between the crescent and the cross," leaving no doubt as to which side he would be on.