Turkey has been a NATO ally since 1952. The revolutionary changes brought to the new Turkish state by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk have been instrumental in creating a nation which is more in line with Western values while preserving its Islamic character. Ataturk's well-known saying, “Communism is the worst enemy of the Turkish world. It must therefore be crushed wherever it is seen,” made it clear that Soviet Russia would have no political influence on the Turkish Republic.
The political side of the coin
Completely casting Russia out of Turkey’s spectrum is not on the horizon for nowCeylan Ozbudak