Why Is Turkey in NATO Anyway?

Kathy Gilsinan
Why Is Turkey in NATO Anyway?

A senior State Department official told reporters yesterday that the Turkish attacks on northeastern Syria targeting Kurdish fighters who have been America’s best partners in defeating ISIS in the country would help no one—not even Turkey. Donald Trump, after a call with the Turkish president on Sunday, promptly moved U.S. troops out of the area, clear of the coming bombardment. For that matter, on America’s part, what kind of ally would arm and support a group Turkey considers a band of terrorists?