Turkey will not allow NATO ships in its territorial waters. (Flot).[GoogleTranslated]. (SP)
Turkey refused to allow ships to enter NATO country's territorial waters in the Aegean Sea. the Alliance's mission is to intercept boats carrying illegal migrants, traveling from Turkey to Greece, and then in other European countries.
This information to the French news agency Agence France-Presse confirmed several diplomatic sources in Brussels, reports Lenta.ru.
According to one of the interlocutors of Ankara stance toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's mission it has been known from the outset.
The source pointed out that Turkey is not very interested in the fact that migrants after how they intercepted at sea or save after the collapse of the crowded boats, returning back to the country.
Turkey has put unexpected obstacles in Angela Merkel's way with regard to cooperation with NATO and the recent military campaign in Aegean Sea.
Earlier, NATO deployed warships in the area to control the growing influx of migrants, but Turkey doesn't want any NATO military ships in Turkish territorial waters, German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) wrote.
"This indicates that Erdogan is completely getting out of control of Americans and NATO in general. Of course, he doesn't want a close monitoring at the border zone, in the waters adjacent to the territory of Turkey and Greece, because there is an entire business there, involving the Turkish authorities, aimed at smuggling refugees from Turkey to the Greek islands," Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Central Asia, Semen Bagdasarov, told Sputnik.Earlier, a senior diplomat told DWN under condition of anonymity that Turkey shows no or little enthusiasm to implement the military part of Merkel's plan. The situation in the Aegean Sea will now depend on the outcome of further negotiations between the Germans and Turks. "Germany wants to deploy forces in Turkish waters, but the Turks have rejected this [plan]," the diplomat said.
The part of the agreement that provides for refugees arriving on boards to be returned to Turkey has also caused significant problems, the diplomat said, adding that Turkey has shown "little or no enthusiasm" to implement the agreement into practice.
However, Ankara has denied claims that it had refused to allow NATO ships enter its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea to monitor networks of migrant smugglers operating between Turkey and Greece, Turkish media reported Wednesday. Hmmm......Neo Ottoman conqueror is a liabilty to NATO and World Peace, deal with him now before he grows more powerful. Read the full story here. More here.