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Yes, Turkey Belongs in NATO

Erdogan has made Turkey a difficult ally. It remains an important one.
Back in happier days.

Back in happier days.

Photographer: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to speak with U.S. President Barack Obama more than any other foreign leader. Now he can't even make it onto Obama's official schedule when he visits Washington. Can this marriage be saved?

By all accounts, their relationship is difficult. But if the question is broadened to ask whether Turkey belongs in the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization, then the answer is easy: Of course it does.