Turkey’s move away from the so-called western alliance continues to accelerate.
Turkey has pulled its troops out of the would-be pan-NATO military exercises currently being conducted on Norwegian soil. Turkey withdrew from the military drills after a poster of “enemies” seen at the training exercises included the name of the current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as that of the founder of the modern Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
While NATO apologised for the “error”, Erdogan has stated that this falls short of what is required in order to ameliorate tensions.
The Turkish President stated,
“You have seen disrespectful behaviour at the NATO drill yesterday. There are some mistakes that are done not by fools but only by base people. This matter cannot be covered over with a simple apology”.
Turkey has been engaged in a diplomatic war of words with the three pillars of the so-called western alliance: the US, EU and NATO. ...
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