Kick them out already!
That said, it however has to be coupled with a new assertiveness in the superiority of Western values, accomplishments and strategic goals, that being, cornering in the Russians, Chinese and the Islamonazis. Recognizing the danger all three pose, and calling them out by name would be the first steps in rehabilitating the NATO alliance.
Turkey warns it could LEAVE NATO because of a ‘lack of support by the West’ as the country forms close ties with Russia
In an interview with the state-run Anadolu agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed the European Union was fuelled by anti-Turkish sentiment and hostility to President Tayyip Erdogan
- Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued warning in an interview
- Claimed EU was fuelled by anti-Turkish sentiment hostility to President
- He blames EU for lack of support over Turkey’s failed coup
- But NATO statement insists Turkey’s membership was not in question
Turkey’s foreign minister has warned the country would consider leaving NATO if the organisation did not come to its defence, following the perceived lack of support following the failed coup.
In an interview with the state-run Anadolu agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed the European Union was fuelled by anti-Turkish sentiment and hostility to President Tayyip Erdogan.
He accused the EU of making grave mistakes in its response to Turkey’s failed coup and said the union could only blame itself if the West ‘loses’ Turkey.
Turkey is NATO’s second largest military power after the United States and is a crucial ally as the West faces unprecedented conflict and upheaval across the Middle East.
However NATO responded today by saying that Turkey’s membership was not in question and that Ankara could count on its solidarity and support after the coup bid, which has triggered deep purges in the alliance’s second-largest armed forces.
A statement released by NATO earlier today said: ‘Turkey is a valued ally, making substantial contributions to NATO’s joint efforts.