After Erdogan’s revamping of the government Turkey is a dictatorship not a democracy. The two of the bases for unity in NATO is democracy and mutual support in the case of attack. Turkey is an undemocratic country now, If Turkey was attacked we would be obligated to come to Turkey’s defense. Turkish membership in NATO should be revoked.
Turkey’s state-owned media outlet has published the locations of U.S. military bases inside Syria, showing a stunningly betrayal to the national security of a supposed ally.
The report contained the locations of 10 American bases and outposts in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which is under the control of the YPG (Kurdish) militia. Turkish security sources confirmed the details of the story, which even included specific troop numbers and details of the capacity of some of the bases, according to Al-Monitor.
The report also revealed the locations of some French forces in the region.
Turkey has for some time been angry with America for its support of the Kurdish YPG forces. The YPG is the militia of the Kurdish regions of Syria and is a partner with the United States in the battle against the Islamic State terrorist group. However, they are also affiliated with the PKK, a Kurdish separatist militia and political party which fights for self-rule in the Kurdish areas of Turkey. Therefore Turkey regards the YPG as a terrorist group and as a national security threat.
The U.S. government is understandably angry about the leaks.
“We would be very concerned if officials from a NATO ally would purposefully endanger our forces by releasing sensitive information,” a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State, said in a statement. “We have conveyed these concerns to the Government of Turkey.” ClarionProject