Turkey Is Turning Into the Next Pakistan


The U.S. should make clear to ersatz allies that betrayal has consequences.

  • Eli Lake
  • Bloomberg

There isn’t much that Turkey’s president can do these days to further debase his reputation in the West.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has crushed peaceful protests at home and abroad, closed newspapers, threatened American soldiers, and collectively scapegoated Kurds.

Meta 3cBut over the weekend, Erdogan managed to go even lower.

At a rally at Kahramanmaras, the Turkish leader brought a trembling 6-year-old girl on stage dressed in military garb and told her she would be honored if she died as a martyr.

He sounded like a…

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