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Turexit: Will Turkey Leave NATO Over Post-Coup Attempt Rift with the US?

With polls showing that only 17% of Turks welcome the US in their country and with the country’s leadership accusing the United States of staging the attempted government overthrow and even threatening war against the Americans, this relationship appears doomed to fail.

The death of NATO appeared to be all but written on the wall in the wake of the failed coup attempt when Turkish Labor Secretary Suleyman Soylu said during a live interview with Haberturk television that “The US is behind the coup” – a statement that Ankara still refuses to condemn.

The situation became worse as the country’s provocative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded that the US extradite the “head of terrorist” referring to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara claims was behind the failed government overthrow effort while the crowd sang “death penalty for Feto”


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