Why Turkey withdrew its veto on Finland and Sweden joining NATO


During the NATO summit in Madrid, Turkey agreed on June 28 to join Finland and Sweden in the western bloc. However, such an outcome of Recep Erdogan's attempt to insist on his own was quite predictable.


The importance of the moment at which Helsinki and Stockholm decided to join NATO is noteworthy. It was critically important for the collective West that such an expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance should take place right now - it is necessary to show the unity of the “civilized world”, taking into account what is happening in Ukraine. Therefore, the accession of these northern countries to the Western bloc was a matter of time.

Along with this, Turkey is experiencing the largest economic problems, which does not allow Ankara to resolutely promote its foreign policy interests. In this regard, the re-election of Erdogan and his party in the 2023 elections is in question. Thus, the Turkish leadership is not ready for a confrontation with Europe and the United States and chose to back down.

Apparently, the Turkish president came to the conclusion that further Western pressure on Ankara could lead to unpredictable consequences for the country in political and economic plane. Therefore, Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a prompt decision to withdraw the veto on the entry of Finland and Sweden into NATO.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 June 2022 13: 08
    +1
    Give me an example when, for the sake of the interests of Russia, our government went to financial losses? All presidents, heads of state are ready to announce sanctions and issue ultimatums for the sake of the interests of their country and people. And Erdogan is no exception. He made the most out of this situation. And only our government makes any concessions, if only they would be allowed to trade with the Motherland. The same Minsk agreements. How did Russia achieve their implementation? Yes, stupidly increased trade with this Ukraine! Now Lithuania has blocked our transit. Since June 18, by the way. And how does our government protect our economic interests? NATO, in fact, has declared war on us, and our government is thinking about how not to lose trade. But because Putin has turned Russia into a colony. And for a colony without trade in any way! It turns out that there is nothing!
    1. Kapany3 Offline Kapany3
      Kapany3 30 June 2022 06: 56
      0
      Quote: steel maker
      Give me an example when, for the sake of the interests of Russia, our government went to financial losses? All presidents, heads of state are ready to announce sanctions and issue ultimatums for the sake of the interests of their country and people. And Erdogan is no exception. He made the most out of this situation. And only our government makes any concessions, if only they would be allowed to trade with the Motherland. The same Minsk agreements. How did Russia achieve their implementation? Yes, stupidly increased trade with this Ukraine! Now Lithuania has blocked our transit. Since June 18, by the way. And how does our government protect our economic interests? NATO, in fact, has declared war on us, and our government is thinking about how not to lose trade. But because Putin has turned Russia into a colony. And for a colony without trade in any way! It turns out that there is nothing!

      Steel would be cooked - the analysis is not yours.
    2. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
      Siberia55 (Yuri) 1 July 2022 09: 02
      0
      Putin turned into a colony?
      Tochng, it would be better if you cooked steel
  2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 29 June 2022 13: 13
    +1
    Music didn’t play for long
    The fraer danced for a short time.
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 29 June 2022 13: 24
    -3
    And what could we expect from our southern neighbor .... You can also "persuade a cart without a horse, and it will go", it's all about the price of the issue, so China will soon succumb to the same persuasion from Washington, for example, for Siberia, and Mother Japan is already ready to fight with us for their "Northern Territories", so their whole alignment is not in our favor, as expected, so, guys, we can't do without nuclear weapons, and this can be seen by simple and unarmed glance, and at first it would be enough for us to use the first tactical nuclear weapons, thereby creating an "exclusion zone" up to five hundred kilometers deep, including here and all of Galicia, between us and Europe, and there is no other way, otherwise Russia will disappear, as the country of North American Indians, and in its place the formation of fugitive swindlers, murderers and swindlers reigned, claiming world hegemonism, who gathered their accomplices from all over Europe, and not only for this. Armenians, Tajiks, etc., and we are all we chew, we wait for this whole pack of dogs to rush from all sides at us, and gnaw through our throats.
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 29 June 2022 14: 09
      0
      and we are all chewing snot, waiting,

      Not we, but you, together with Putin.

      and at first it would be enough for us to use the first tactical nuclear weapons,

      Have you tried making friends with your head? Maybe there is another solution to the problem?
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 29 June 2022 14: 54
        -2
        Quote: steel maker
        Maybe there is another solution to the problem?

        Name your choice. But when they will tear us to pieces from all sides, the Far East to the Japanese, Siberia to the Chinese, the entire Caucasus to the Turks, the whole west to the jackals from Europe. and center. parts of Russia, etc. - what will you sing then?
        1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
          steelmaker 29 June 2022 16: 30
          +2
          What is your option?

          There are 2 million people in the ED party + family, children. Mobilize at least 5%, start from there. Let them personally protect palaces, yachts and high fences. Our generals have been flying attack aircraft for 63 years. Where are the lieutenants? And when Serdyukov closed military schools, what place did Putin think? Russia doesn't need military pros? And if needed, why didn't Shoigu restore these schools? What am I explaining to you? You have already lived your life and you must explain this to me and give Stalin as an example how he restored the country twice. After the Civil War and WWII. Putin has been in power for over 20 years. And what is the result of his reign?

          But when we will be torn to pieces from all sides -

          And it was not necessary to destroy their industry, machine tool building, mechanical engineering, electronics, the army !!! Under Stalin and the communists, no one asked such stupid questions, but now it turns out "the guard, they pinned us to the wall."
    2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 29 June 2022 18: 32
      +3
      Another apologist for the use of tactical nuclear weapons, who will not even be able to define what it is.
  4. InanRom Offline InanRom
    InanRom (Ivan) 29 June 2022 14: 16
    +3
    Turks, they are Turks - oriental deceit and treachery in all its glory, but someone continues to be "friends" with them passionately:
    However, another "own" is worse than the Turks:

    12.40 Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov on exchange rates:
    If the current situation with the ruble continues for a few more months, many enterprises in Russia may reduce production - the profitability of many industries at the current exchange rate has already become negative.

    Of course, exporters, who were allowed again not to hand over the currency to the treasury, and transfer foreign exchange earnings to Western banks, as well as the Central Bank, officials and oligarchs, such a course is not profitable. As for "production" - through their efforts and its remnants will be destroyed.

    The managed exchange rate of the ruble will lead to a decrease in the independence of monetary policy, said the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina.
    “When we manage the exchange rate (…), we are tied to the currencies of foreign countries. With a managed exchange rate, we are forced to synchronize our monetary policy with the policies of the countries whose currencies we are pegged to,” Nabiullina emphasized. Surplus profits from oil and gas exports will be used to weaken the ruble. Russian newspaper

    wow, logic! it means that for 30 years people like her tied everything - from the ruble and prices, to someone's accounts abroad, the property of officials, oligarchs and their families, artificially "managed" the weakening of the ruble for the benefit of a handful of thieves "squatting" on oil and gas pipes and everything was "correct" and "kosher"?! and now, instead of decoupling from addiction, someone is "sculpting a hunchback" ?! And "surplus profits" can be better directed to the creation of industry, the restoration of production, real import substitution and support for the population?! But why?! the fifth column is definitely not needed.
    in bye, regular air shaking:

    12.00 Consul General of the Russian Federation in Svalbard Sergey Gushchin:
    Supply channels for Russian settlements on Spitsbergen remain, despite the restrictions of the Norwegian authorities on the transportation of goods by Russian firms across the border.

    10.20 Vice Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev:
    Oslo violated the Paris Treaty of 1920, according to which the parties, including Norway and Russia, recognize Norway's sovereignty over Svalbard on the condition that the import of goods of the countries participating in the agreement will not be subject to restrictions.

    10.15 Head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrei Klishas:
    “After the actions of Norway [to restrict the transit of goods for Russians in Svalbard], from now on, the sovereignty of this country over Svalbard is a big question. Our citizens in Svalbard must be provided with everything necessary, and their safety is guaranteed in full.”

    I would like to remind you that someone, violating the Constitution of the Russian Federation, transferred part of the territory of Russia, oil-bearing shelves, to a NATO member, Norway. Under an agreement with Norway dated 2010, Russia lost about 80 kilometers of its territory in the Barents Sea. In 2013, Norwegian researchers announced that 2 billion barrels of hydrocarbons had been found in the waters ceded to Norway - estimated at $30 billion.
    Has anyone answered this? But, this is treason, because according to the Constitution
    the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation is inviolable. But, all those involved in the transfer live and are well at their posts.
    And now, they sang about the restrictions in unison. Although the logic of the enemy is clear and understandable - Kaliningrad, Svalbard - all links in the same chain.
    meanwhile, another "toothless":

    01.00 Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of Russia to the UN:
    “We launched a special military operation in order to stop the shelling of Donbass by Ukraine, so that the territory of this country, turned into anti-Russia at the suggestion of Western countries, as well as from its nationalist leadership, ceased to pose a threat to both Russia and the inhabitants of the south and south. -east of Ukraine. Until these goals are achieved, our operation will continue. <...> By supplying arms, you [Western countries] only prolong the agony of the criminal Kyiv regime, which is ready to sacrifice its population. The sooner you realize this, the sooner the Ukrainian leadership will sit down at the negotiating table with a realistic position, and not with slogans and phantom pains.”

    Where did denazification go and why only "south and south-east of Ukraine"? Without crushing the reptile completely, it is impossible to consider yourself safe.
    About "realization" by the West is also just a song, especially after their statements that Russia should be defeated, destroyed, etc. *!
    And it contradicts itself - either the "nationalist leadership", then the Ukrainian leadership" and again muddy negotiations. By the way, according to V. Putin, this leadership is "a gang of Nazis and drug addicts." Some kind of dissonance is just ...
    Why be surprised at the usual "normal" Eastern perfidy of the Turks?!
    1. InanRom Offline InanRom
      InanRom (Ivan) 29 June 2022 19: 09
      +1
      meanwhile, the enemies clearly mark their line:

      17.05 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg:
      “We must prepare for a long war, and this is our signal to President Zelensky. The war must end at the negotiating table. But it is very important that Ukraine can get an agreement on its own terms. Therefore, there is a very close relationship between what we can achieve at the negotiating table and [Kyiv's] achievements on the battlefield with our lethal and non-lethal military assistance. We are focused on that."

      quite clear.

      15.55 British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss at the NATO summit:
      It is important for the West to ensure the defeat of Russia in Ukraine. This is necessary “for the sake of freedom and democracy in Europe.

      15.40 RT:
      NATO leaders adopted a declaration in which they called Russia the most significant and direct threat to the security of the alliance.

      and those same Norwegians:

      15.00 Minister of Defense of Norway Bjorn Arild Gram:
      Oslo will give Ukraine 3 M270 MLRS, which are currently in a state of conservation. At the same time, deliveries will go through Britain due to the need to modernize the installations.

      and after such statements, Russian politicians and officials talk about negotiations?!

      In the meantime:

      14.50 Governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz:
      In the region, a Ukrainian drone was shot down and destroyed, which tried three times to strike at the village of Sluchevsk, Pogarsky district, there were no casualties or damage.

      and:

      RIA News
      The US Treasury announced the blocking of Russian assets for 330 billion dollars in a hundred days

      Entered the river - swim! Started a fight with the enemy - or until the end!

      and then the blizzard is easy to carry:

      Peskov: “The Ukrainian side can stop everything before the end of the current day. We need an order for the nationalist units to lay down their arms, an order for the Ukrainian military to lay down their arms and comply with the conditions of the Russian Federation. And everything can end.

      typical cabinet and moreover, harmful nonsense. And all sorts of inconsistencies that pour water on the mill of enemies.

      The daily reports of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the destruction of “units, complexes and centers” certainly inspire a feeling of “suppression and grinding” of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but to complete the picture, you need to know how much more “they” have left, and how much more they will be “lifted up” . And there are obvious problems with those calculations, here is an example from the speech of the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Rudsky on March 25, 2022: “From those who were on February 24 in the combat strength of Ukraine 2 thousand 416 tanks and other armored combat vehicles ... "
      And here is the report of the Ministry of Defense of June 27, 2022, a quote from RIA Novosti: “For the entire time of the special operation, the Russian Armed Forces disabled 3809 tanks and other armored vehicles…”. It will turn out that Ukrainian "tanks with other armored vehicles" or have already been "ground" into "negative growth". Or they “replenish” too quickly. And in this situation, well, who "lays down their arms and surrenders"? "Free press"

      and vague allusions to the continuation of murky negotiations and goals that have not been clearly and precisely indicated in any way raise too many questions.
      It is easy and pleasant to hope for “surrender” while sitting in offices, it is quite another thing to defeat the enemy, fighting him face to face, hard, but heroically and selflessly, as the Russian army and its allies do ...
      and someone is all about his own, "about the feminine":

      18.50 First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Vladimir Chistyukhin:
      “An important, symptomatic point is that there is no announcement of [Russia's] default, these are only estimates by individual analytical, rating agencies, experts, nothing more. I very much hope that in the end such a conclusion will not follow.”

      the question is about the survival of the country that they want to destroy, and then looking back at the opinion of those who robbed us, defaults, ratings and conclusions with hopes and symptoms. And the lamentations of Nabiullina.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 June 2022 14: 45
    +2
    It was logical and expected.
    He set a condition - bargained - knocked out preferences - agreed.

    Well done, in essence. It benefits from them, from us, from the rest. The country is gradually turning into a developed one, tourism is returning, mining is getting better.

    By the way, nuclear power plants, ships, floating docks were built from us there. Something stopped writing about them, who knows what?