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Rick Perry on Islam, Terrorism, and Turkey at the Fox News/WSJ Debate

January 16, 2012

Well, obviously when you have a country [Turkey] that is being ruled by, what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists, when you start seeing that type of activity against their own citizens, then yes. Not only is it time for us to have a conversation about whether or not they belong to be in NATO, but it’s time for the United States, when we look at their foreign aid, to go to zero with it. [...] And we need to send a powerful message to countries like Iran, and Syria and Turkey that the United States is serious and that we’re going to have to be dealt with.

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