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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan undermines NATO and it's allies.


Turkey’s Erdogan undermines NATO and it's allies. HT : abdullahbozkurtblog
The other lawmaker, Çakmak, recalled his private conversation he had recently had with Erdoğan who said “when I get a chance, I know what to do with NATO, Europe and Israel. I’m going to f..k their mothers. NATO and the US are as terrorists as Israel.”
The deepening confidence crisis between Turkey and the NATO allies that has now reached to a breaking point after the staged coup bid of July 15 of last year that effectively purged most, if not all, pro-NATO officers from Turkish military has its roots tracing back to diverging interests of Turkey’s Islamist rulers who harbor a political vision that is in clear contradiction of the values and principles of the military alliance that was enshrined in its charter.

Turkey, led by an authoritarian leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has time and again surprised NATO allies in several cases which tested the spirit of solidarity in the military alliance’s collective security.

In May 2010, Turkish diplomat at the United Nations Security Council was instructed to cast a no vote to fresh sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program in the last-minute order from then Prime Minister and now president of Turkey, Erdoğan. The original order was to abstain from the vote in the UN Security Council where Turkey was serving as non-permanent member but that was changed at the 11th hour, making Turkey one of the two countries that voted no to the sanction resolution.

The corruption investigations of Dec.2013 that exposed how Erdoğan was in bed with Iranian sanction-busters in moving billions of dollars of Iran’s state funds in exchange for bribes and commissions explained the real reason why Erdoğan personally intervened to support Iran at the expense of Turkey’s allies at the UN. It has nothing to do with mediation efforts along with Brazil. But rather, a young Iranian businessman, Reza Zarrab, was able to buy his access to the power structure of Turkey’s leadership including Erdoğan and his wife.

The meeting held on Oct.19, 2010 in Istanbul’s Çamlıca hill that overlooks Bosporus and attended by Seracettin Karayağız, a deputy from Muş province, and Hayrettin Çakmak, a deputy from Bursa province.

The conversation was about the NATO early radar warning system to be deployed in Malatya’s Kürecik district as part of NATO’s missile defense system. Lawmaker Karayağız said that Erdoğan is no longer allowing the Iranian border to be used as a garrison for the US, Israel and Europe and resisted efforts to that end by Turkey’s allies. He said Erdoğan was really strengthening political, economic and military ties with Iran and saw the radar system as a trap to derail that process. The other lawmaker, Çakmak, recalled his private conversation he had recently had with Erdoğan who said “when I get a chance, I know what to do with NATO, Europe and Israel. I’m going to f..k their mothers. NATO and the US are as terrorists as Israel.” Read the full story here.


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