Hey buddy, it’s mutual. We don’t need Erdogan’s rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey, and it is not a genuine ally of the U.S. in any case. It is long past time for our old Cold War alliances to be adjusted in light of new realities. We need an international alliance of states that are threatened by jihad terror, and need no alliances with states that support or propagate jihad terror.
“We don’t need you: Erdoğan warns US,” Hürriyet Daily News, October 12, 2017 (thanks to Joshua):
Amid the ongoing visa and arrest crisis between Ankara and Washington, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 12 that if the U.S. does not accept Turkey the way it is “then we do not need you.”
Calling on Washington to “return to reason,” Erdoğan repeated his claim that it was U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass who prompted the current crisis.
“We are not a tribal state. We are the state of the Republic of Turkey and you will accept it. If you don’t, then sorry but we do not need you,” Erdoğan said, addressing a meeting of provincial governors in the capital Ankara.
“The decision taken by the U.S. Consulate and the statements made after it are not related to the truth or reality. A junta within the American bureaucracy that is related to the previous administration aims to sabotage relations between the new administration and Turkey,” he added.
Ankara and Washington are going through their worst bilateral crisis in years after U.S. Istanbul Consulate official Metin Topuz was arrested last week, prompting the U.S. to announce on Oct. 8 that it has stopped issuing non-immigrant visas in Turkey. In return, Ankara imposed tit-for-tat measures implementing the same measures….