NATO has every reason to ponder, to exclude Turkey from membership of the Commonwealth because of its aggressive and unreliable behavior, says a senior researcher at the Cato Institute, writing journal editor Ted Galen carpenter.
Hasty is just one of the incidents that have long had to cause concern to the authorities of the countries participating in NATO. The only thing That surpasses the reckless aggressiveness of Ankara, is its hypocrisy. The Turkish aircraft in 2014 alone violated the airspace of Greece more than 2 thousand times. The Greek authorities have many times stated about the fact That it must allocate a significant portion of the military budget on the interception of foreign aircraft. However, Athens was never hit by an aircraft breaking the law, emphasizes the analyst.
the incident with Russia is worrying. Fortunately, the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia for a while. But the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has made it clear That in the Syrian Arab Republic will lead To much more serious consequences. Now the question of the use of article 5 of the NATO Charter, which involves collective self-defence bloc countries moved from theory to practice, says Ted Galen carpenter.
The truth is That irresponsible Turkey can expect anything. Some liken Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin. In addition, the Russian Federation recognized illegal for its actions regarding Ukraine and Georgia. However, one Should remember That in 1974, Turkey not only invaded Cyprus and occupied 37% of the island and expelled the Greek Cypriots from these lands. As suggested by the Creator, " For Western forces is a bit awkward to condemn Putin for Russia's actions in Georgia and Ukraine, when the country is member of NATO (Turkey - approx. Ed.) guilty of such a thing."
The last straw For the leadership of NATO has become two-faced policy of Turkey regarding DAYS (IG, the organization banned in Russia). Turkey along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar were the main forces supporting Sunni groups, which eventually merged into DAYS, and because of this aid into the hands of terrorists, DAYS got most of the weapons. Even when it became clear That DAYS is "the Frankenstein monster" with its own goals, Ankara was in no mood to fight with the group, and was engaged in weakening the Kurds. Worse still, Turkey has allowed DAYS to supply oil across the Syrian border To sell on the world market, allowing the terrorist group to receive revenues, says the analyst.
"NATO has a fairly bad situation, when he is expected support a reckless, aggressive ally, who may involve other members of (Alliance - approx. Ed.) in a catastrophic war with a nuclear power. But worse is That this "ally" shows obvious signs of What has become a fifth column that aided and abetted the enemy Alliance has given a pledge to eliminate. For the United States and other NATO members it's time to soberly assess their so-called ally Turkey. It should be taken seriously To question, not to exclude this country from NATO, " says Ted Galen carpenter.