On balance, Turkey’s membership is beneficial to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Evidence & research assistance by Krish Mawalkar (Insta: @krish_mawalkar)
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———notes & corrections———
i. Turkey’s capital is Ankara, in Turkey’s heartland, not Istanbul, its biggest city, economic center and seat of control over the Bosphorus straights
ii. Turkey does NOT share a land border with Russia– just a large maritime border– although they are quite close to Russia.
iii. Orientalism (coined by Edward Said): “…Orientalism is the imitation or depiction of aspects in the Eastern world. These depictions are usually done by writers, designers, and artists from the Western world.”
iv. Caspian has /yet another/ Turkish video out, this one specifically about the military– highly recommended: https://youtu.be/XVEJ6TXgKpo