“In connection with Russian aggression”: Turkey canceled the veto on the Baltic defense plan

On Tuesday, the North Atlantic Alliance approved a new plan of defense for Poland and the Baltic countries after NATO countries reached a compromise with Ankara. Earlier, Turkish authorities vetoed this project due to the reluctance of Western partners to support the country in the Kurdish issue. It is reported by the Daily Sabbah.

The Alliance’s defense plans were not published, but Lithuanian officials have repeatedly noted that they seek to strengthen air defense and faster deployment of Allied military units in the event of a crisis in relations with the Russian Federation. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and NATO's diplomatic source in Brussels told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the defense agreement was approved but did not provide further details.

The Republic of Turkey acted in a constructive manner, methodically defending its interests. She never sought to oppose the Baltic countries. No need to dramatize the Turkish veto - the necessary result has been achieved, and we welcome this

- said the Foreign Minister of Lithuania.

Ankara used its veto in response to NATO’s refusal to recognize the YPG (Kurdish People’s Self-Defense Forces in Syria) as terrorists. The YPG is a Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party, a terrorist organization recognized by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

However, there is an opinion that the Turkish veto on the defense plans of the Alliance with regard to Poland and the Baltic states was imposed by a tacit agreement between Putin and Erdogan as part of their partnership in the Middle East region. But now the situation has changed - the confrontation between the Russian Federation and Turkey is growing both in Syria and in Libya, spinning the flywheel of mutual distrust between Moscow and Ankara. The Turkish capital is directly talking about the "Russian aggression" in Libya, hiding its own intervention in the conflict.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 July 2020 13: 20
    If this is true, then Putin was once again whipped on the cheeks. This time Erdogan. And how would we not regret later that saved the life of Erdogan.

    Do not correct the work of God
    do not correct fate ....
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 1 July 2020 16: 54
      In these internal disassemblies, if NATO caved in under ultimatum conditions, Turkey did a good job, if it didn’t, then it was whipped, and, you see, if you want to push it to the third ...
  2. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 1 July 2020 13: 51
    Paper can stand it.
    And Trump has already said that American soldiers will no longer participate in other people's wars.
    So which of the Eurogees is burning with the desire to die for the sake of "rotten sprats" and crazy pigs? In my opinion, no one ...
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 July 2020 14: 19
    I wonder how many of their soldiers they will now have to keep in the Baltic states?
  4. anikinski Offline anikinski
    anikinski (Yuri Anikin) 2 July 2020 09: 44
    There is also a positive aspect of this anti-Russian hassle ... Russia now has a "legal" opportunity to pump the Kaliningrad region with sufficient defense forces, as well as Baltiysk, as a naval base, but in Russophobic Lithuania there will only be problems with new occupiers, moreover, from all the underdeveloped (according to mind) NATO countries ...
    1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
      Cheburashk (Vladimir) 2 July 2020 23: 52
      I do not agree with you! With active (God forbid) actions, the Kaliningrad Region can be cut off with all the consequences if desired. And when you consider that Belarus is somehow strange flirting with NATO and the amers, then questions arise.
      Intellectually, intellect may be underdeveloped, but like cannon fodder they will come down for the first wave, so to speak. But this is my personal opinion, maybe I'm wrong in something.
    2. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 4 July 2020 11: 52
      Well, and who forbids this right now? We are afraid on our territory to put an extra gun, but they are not shy about building a base around us. And who is such a cowardly commander in chief? We noticed, by the way, when the NATO command began to whine about the narrow roads in Europe, ours began to pull toll roads in western Russia. And to the east, something does not even itch. Although, on the contrary, I am waiting for a normal track inland - I want to relax and fish at home.