To the Editor:
There should be no question about the current status of Turkey as far as NATO is concerned, considering the current actions of that rogue nation. NATO was founded as a bulwark against Russian expansion and nations that either felt threatened by the then-Soviet Union or their defenders joined the organization. Initially, Turkey was a stellar member of the organization, but with the rise in power in Turkey by Erdogan, the political and military stand of Turkey has made an about face.
The support for Russian and Syrian aggression in Syria, the warming of relations with Iran and the marked agreements with terrorist organizations linked with Iran and most of all the series of aggressions against Greece has placed Turkey beyond the pale and should require Turkey to be eliminated from NATO and be subject to sanctions.
New York, NY