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The U.S. Must Address National Security Concerns and Human Rights Violations in Turkey
March 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDTfree
Turkey continues to persecute Christians within its borders, and across international borders, while aggressively erasing the remaining traces of Anatolia’s Christian heritage. In 2020, Turkey converted multiple historic Christian holy sites into mosques. Turkey continues to occupy northern Cyprus, while supporting jihadist militias in northern Syria, who have committed ethnic cleansing against Christians, Kurds, and Yazidis. Turkey also exported these same militias to Azerbaijan to commit war crimes against an ancient Armenian Christian community dating back to the first century. As Turkey continues to violate human rights in the region, it also poses a national security threat to the U.S. and NATO. The U.S. must address these pressing concerns.