President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a daunting agenda when they met at the White House last week. The Syria crisis was top of the list. The peace process between Turkey and the PKK was also a priority.
Since when does being unpopular warrant a spot on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list? The MEK cannot be maintained on the list because it does not meet the State Department's statutory criteria of being engaged in terrorism.
For those of us who remain oceans and continents away from our loved ones, we are forced to live with the fact that our family members at Camp Ashraf are being used as human bargaining chips, mere pawns in the global game of Realpolitik.