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Spotlight: Erdoğan and the United States

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is determined to silence dissent against his Islamist regime even in America. On September 19, Turkish members of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation stormed out of a Middle East Forum-sponsored conference in Philadelphia when a Turkish dissident took the stage. As Erdoğan addressed a gathering of American Islamists in New York City two days later, his bodyguards pummeled protestors – the fourth such incident on U.S. soil. Meanwhile, his regime looks east, to Iran and Russia especially, for new alliances.
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