Monday, July 4, 2016
'Sometimes' NATO member Turkey sells out to Putin.
'Sometimes' NATO member Turkey sells out to Putin. (WT).
It seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an offer he couldn’t refuse. Turkey has been keen to please its new Russian Godfather after Russia turned the screws economically and militarily on NATO’s southern flank. Putin militarized Armenia on Turkey’s border with the Caucasus and shut off Turkish imports.
After apologizing profusely and kissing Putin’s ring, Turkey now says that Russia can use its famous Incirlik air base, a significant facility in NATO’s southern flank.
Is Turkey still part of NATO? Or is it a country willing to sell out the alliance to the Russians, the Islamic State terror group or the highest bidder? I never thought I’d see the day a NATO country capitulated to the Kremlin, but under the pathetic leadership of the Obama administration, nothing should surprise me. Read the full story here.