I was surprised but not shocked to read the letter “Don’t Risk Turkey’s Anger.” The letter is well intended even if shortsighted and perhaps naïve. Simply put, Turkey does what it thinks is in its best interest, even if that includes blackmailing their NATO ally.
It saddens me to see the Turkish government’s gag order not only impact the president of our country but also Fresno residents.
Let’s not fool ourselves; Turkey needs us more than we need them. What they are doing is extortion. What type of government threatens the pope, censors journalists and imprisons the opposition? You guessed it, the Turkish government.
We shouldn’t be bullied to hide the truth, especially if the bully today is supporting ISIS terrorists, an enemy out to destroy our way of life.
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