Times Square, New York City
April 23, 2017
It is an honor to be here today. I thank the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for inviting me.
The so-called special relationship between Turkey and the United States rests on two fallacies. Turkey is a secular democracy, and Turkey is an indispensable member of NATO.
Turkey is not secular. Nor is Turkey a democracy. Last weekend’s sham referendum is proof of Turkey’s tilt towards dictatorship under President Tayyip Erdogan.