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On November 14, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım ordered the blocking of more than five different social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram. This censorship comes after the coup directed towards the administration of current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 15, 2016. This censorship is just one of many concerning decisions his administration has made. For many people, Turkey is not a nation that sticks out in their minds. It was once considered the center of a strong Muslim empire known as the Ottoman Empire, now it is just another ally of the United States and a “forgotten” country in the Middle East. However, it is important to understand that what happens to Turkey will directly affect the United States. If Turkey decides to be like many of their Muslim allies and turn into a non-secular dictatorship, it will cease to be a democratic and free-trade nation. The major switch could prove detrimental both to the U.S economy and to U.S foreign po...

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