Media: Turkey may itself pay with NATO membership, refusing to join Sweden and Finland

Turkey opposes the membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO, since these countries have offices of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which the Turkish authorities consider a terrorist organization. However, according to CNN, the Turks themselves may lose their place in the North Atlantic Alliance.

There have been many thoughts about excluding Turkey from NATO, especially after Erdogan bought S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia three years ago.

- noted the journalists of the publication.

At the same time, CNN emphasizes that Vladimir Putin has enough allies in the world to continue to realize his ambitions. Such "friends" of the Russian president are, in particular, the leaders of Turkey and Hungary - Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Viktor Orban, respectively.

Earlier, the Turkish channel TRT Haber reported on the reluctance of Helsinki and Stockholm to extradite 33 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Hizmet Movement (FETO) to Ankara. The Turkish leader is outraged that the Scandinavian countries are "a guest house for terrorist organizations."

Along with this, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu, spoke about Turkey's commitment to policy open doors for new members of the western bloc. At the same time, the minister stated that Ankara is concerned about the support of terrorism in the Nordic countries.
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  1. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 18 May 2022 09: 30
    That is unlikely. Turkey is NOT REPLACEABLE in terms of size, including military, and in terms of its influence. In addition, where will NATO find so many soldiers ready to fight and die?
    1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 18 May 2022 13: 15
      Ja das stimmt. Außerdem liefe der Westen Gefahr, daß die Türkei nach einem Ausschluß aus der NATO der CSTO beitreten könnte oder etwa zusammen mit arabischen Monarchien einen Kurs einnimmt der sich gegen Israel richtet.
    2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 19 May 2022 14: 47
      Turkey is "replaceable"!
      Having strategic goals: to block Russian shipping in the Baltic Sea with an eye on the natural resources of the Russian Arctic, NATO will prefer the new northerners to the southerners.
      Accordingly, Turkey may be officially "asked to leave" ...
      1. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
        Tixiy (Tixiy) 20 May 2022 11: 07
        We will be happy to see this turn of events...
  2. Rustem Offline Rustem
    Rustem (Rustem) 18 May 2022 15: 06
    Turkey was taken into NATO (and not even the EU) so that the USSR would not seize control of the straits of the Marmara Sea. These reasons even for peaceful cooperation have not disappeared. It turns out, just scarecrows
  3. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 18 May 2022 23: 32
    Rather, France will be expelled from NATO than Turkey! The author, in politics, you understand little. The United States has a strategic interest in Turkey, moreover, for a very long time, since the Caribbean crisis.
  4. Denis Chernov Offline Denis Chernov
    Denis Chernov (Denis) 19 May 2022 08: 24
    Turkey, like an expensive escort, knows her own worth.