NATO Must Act to Halt Turkey’s Freefall Into Putin’s Arms
Turkey and NATO need each other, and the U.S. has to make that clear.
By Matthew Bryza On 8/27/16 at 7:00 AM
I was walking along a beach in northern Istanbul just recently, after the July 15 coup attempt, when I was jarred by a Cold War image. Wedged into the sandstone cliffs lining the beach were two abandoned gun emplacements, which silently spoke of how this golden stretch of sand was once part of NATO’s first line of defense against the Soviet Union’s massive military lurking just across the Black Sea.
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