Texas Targets Turkey, Again

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(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Perry defends controversial claims – first made at Mon. debate – U.S. ally ruled by Islamic terrorists, questions NATO membership.

Tells CNN’s Blitzer Tues: “This is a country that’s got some explaining to do to the United States.”

Earlier: Ankara releases scathing statement on “baseless and inappropriate” comments; calls out candidates “who do not even know their allies.”

AND State Dept. spox jumps on ’12er-bashing bandwagon: “We absolutely and fundamentally disagree with that assertion.”


Related Topics: CNN, Islamic, NATO, Rick Perry, state dept, Turkey, 2012 Elections, Foreign Policy, News, Republican Party, The Page

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