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Turkey left off guest list for Biden’s 2nd democracy summit  

Turkey's exclusion from the Biden administration's second Summit for Democracy comes as the country gears up for historic presidential elections in May.
President Biden delivers remarks at the Summit for Democracy in this undated photo.

WASHINGTON — Turkey is not among the more than 100 countries invited to participate in the Biden administration’s upcoming Summit for Democracy aimed at countering rising authoritarianism abroad and bolstering human rights

The three-day summit next week, which is co-hosted by the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, South Korea and Zambia, is the second of Joe Biden’s presidency. Like the first-of-its-kind gathering in December 2021, this year’s summit is likely to draw criticism over why some countries with problematic rights records like India and the Philippines made the cut, while NATO allies Turkey and Hungary were excluded. 

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