“THE ALLY” – Not:
Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey’s military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.
Ankara municipal workers put up the new sign in Turkish for Olive Branch Street, replacing the one named after late Ankara governor Nevzat Tandogan.
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch last month to drive a Syrian Kurdish militia out of northwest Syria. The militia group is a major U.S. ally in fighting the Islamic State group. Turkey regards them as terrorists.
Turkey is now led by a Hitler-inspired Islamist president, who’s been moving his country further and further away from Kemal Ataturk’s secular-modernist vision. Turkey in 2018 not only doesn’t deserve to join the European Union, it barely deserves to stay in NATO.