Key Senators voice heavy criticism of the Turkish government to State Department official

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Democratic and Republican senators voiced heavy criticism of Ankara on Wednesday during a hearing on US policy toward Turkey in which Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified. Key Senators called out Ankara for backsliding on human rights, undermining NATO, being an “aggressor” toward Greece and Cyprus, and much more. They also demanded more action from the Biden administration to hold Turkey accountable.

Merve Tahiroglu, the Turkey Program Coordinator at the Project on Middle East Democracy, joins The Greek Current to break down the important takeaways from Wednesday’s hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

You can watch the hearing here: U.S. Policy on Turkey

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