Turkey’s values and behaviour have changed radically in recent years, especially under the rule of convicted Islamist and president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country no longer shares the same human and political values as the rest of NATO, and in connection with the Islamic State’s war against fellow NATO members, it has become clear that Turkey can not be a trusted ally if the enemy also adheres to the same strict interpretation of Islam as that of Turkey’s present rulers. This is why Turkey can no longer be member of NATO:
1) Turkey does not support basic human rights, such as free speech, the equality of women and religious freedom, which NATO countries fight and risk lives to protect around the world. Turkey simply does not share these basic, crucial values with the rest of NATO.
2) Turkey allows enemy combatants from the Islamic State to enter from Europe to Syria and Iraq, where they train to kill Europeans — and then allows the jihadis to return to Europe, where they attack the people of fellow NATO countries. According to NATO’s Article 5, members should protect each other, not allow enemy soldiers use their land as a transit for attacking other member countries.
3) Turkey refuses to let NATO members use NATO airbases in Turkey to defend NATO countries against the Islamic State. It is unacceptable that Turkey allows fighters combating NATO states to use Turkish territory, while denying NATO members the use of Turkish territory to fight enemies of NATO countries.
4) Turkey is supporting the Islamic State financially by allowing the transport and sale of the Islamic State’s stolen oil inside Turkey.
5) Turkey has allowed the slaughter of Kurds on the border of Turkey. There are even reports of how Turkey refused to give medical aid to deadly wounded Kurds, while treating Islamic State fighters in Turkish state hospitals. Aiding a warring enemy of NATO members and exhibiting such a cynical approach to solving a local problem with an unwanted population group (the Kurds, not the Islamic State…) is unacceptable behaviour for a NATO member.