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JULY 2022

Erdoğan Aims To Leverage New Advantages By Vetoing Swedish And Finnish NATO Membership

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Erdoğan Aims To Leverage New Advantages By Vetoing Swedish And Finnish NATO Membership

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NATO disunity on full display as Turkey halts plans for bloc expansion.

Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst

The decisive stance that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made regarding the Swedish and Finnish accession into NATO, as well as the arguments he makes concerning Turkey’s national and state interests, has raised questions not only about further plans to expand the Alliance but also the credibility and unity of the bloc.

Referring to Greece’s re-entrance into NATO in 1980 after it suspended its membership following the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974, Erdoğan said: “You know how Greece behaves in the Alliance towards Turkey. This is another mistake Turkey does not want to make.” Then in reference to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Gülen movement, the Turkish president added: “Scandinavian countries are a nursery of terrorism, they tend to treat terrorists hospitably, to let them into parliament. Therefore, for the time being, we cannot look at it positively.”

Although Erdoğan attempts to skew Turkish violations of Greek national airspace and complains about Western support for the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), this is hardly the first contradiction in NATO. Among many other NATO contradictions in recent times, Turkey has not imposed sanctions on Russia for its military operation in Ukraine and purchased the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system despite clear warnings from Washington.

There is undeniably a big difference in the treatment of the Kurdish issue between Turkey and the countries that want to fast track the NATO membership of Sweden and Finland. However, as Ankara fears Kurdish separatism in eastern Turkey, it has a no tolerance policy towards the PKK, making differences with the West irreconcilable as there is an unwillingness to end support for the YPG.

The Kurdish diaspora is also becoming far more pronounced, and according to Erdoğan, they are gaining more political influence in Western states. Ankara considers this a major reason for the hindrance in Turkey-NATO relations.

Another reason Turkey is opposing the Swedish and Finnish entry into NATO is because of its relations with Greece, which Erdoğan says are tense despite the fact that both states are supposed NATO allies. Although Turkish fighter jets have violated Greece’s airspace on a daily basis for years, in an unprecedented move on May 7, the US State Department described the actions as “provocative”. Turkey’s daily violations of Greek airspace also corresponds with its internationally rejected claims over some Greek islands and islets.

As Erdoğan is on an election campaign, albeit still unofficially, it is critical for him to try and preserve national unity, especially as the battle with the Kurds is also being fought, illegally, in the territory of Iraq and Syria. With absolute consensus needed before a country can enter NATO, Erdoğan’s leveraging of NATO membership can make him appear domestically to be a major player in global affairs.

Even if there was a circumvention of NATO protocol regarding membership, as Turkey is a critical member of the alliance and has the second largest manpower in the bloc, it is likely that Erdoğan will use this advantage to gain concessions elsewhere or threaten to more deeply integrate into the emerging Eurasia system and out of the Atlantic one. If the leading NATO countries have assessed this as strategically important to them, especially in the current global context, they will try to come up with a formula to appease Turkey to unblock their veto.

None-the-less, even if a solution is found, Erdoğan’s opposition has once again called into question the credibility of NATO’s unity. Turkey’s stance and rejection creates the impression of poor functioning and major problems in NATO’s internal relations. Although states may have political differences, when it comes to military matters, the point of NATO is to show unity. In this way, the Turkish position will have some weight, as seen by the State Department announcing that Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried will discuss the topic seriously with Ankara.

With the Swedish and Finnish public having unprecedented support for NATO membership, Washington will not want to lose such an opportunity. For this reason, Washington will make a serious effort to overcome disagreements to win Ankara’s favor to open the path of NATO membership for the two Scandinavian countries.

Until now, Turkey has not offered any concessions regarding its stance towards Russia and the procurement of the S-400. Washington at the moment favors relations with Greece as it is fully serving its interests at NATO’s southern flank and in many ways is attempting to replace Turkey’s importance to the bloc and significant military investment is going into the Mediterranean country while Turkey remains locked out the F-35 fifth generation fighter jet program and unable to upgrade its F-16 fighter jets. Turkey could perhaps even leverage its veto to reverse the many advantages the Greek military has achieved over its Turkish counterpart.

Regardless, as Erdoğan serves the interests of Turkey first and foremost rather than the consensus of NATO, he will use the veto as a means to either reverse Western support for the YPG, to allow Turkey back into Western weapons programs that it is barred from to regain advantage over the Greek military, and/or get financial relief. Either way, Turkey is unlikely to end its veto without gaining something major in return.

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[A3OB] KKKiller

The White race will prevail, the mongolid / russian horde will be stoped 1488 ( losing a battle =/= losing the great NATO/East Asian allies vs China / Russian confrontation).

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Crazy cnook the fruitcake

As far as I can tell russia is the last white bastion so I’m glad that I stand with ukraine together with our cultural Marxist brothers and LGBT we will destroy the racist white russian culture and people

Last edited 1 month ago by Crazy cnook the fruitcake
jorge

God will give you twice what you wich to others. Never the less, if there’s no God, there’s Sarmats.

Joao M...

Sarmat, the liberator

10 Dead Generals

You have a tormented mind but too coward to suicide so you wish nuclear war. There are many like you, it’s called depression with rage thoughts.

10 Dead Generals

I think Bulava is more powerful than Sarmat. Also Trident.

a context for it.

Sure. Many month of the year they have a lot of snow.

CuttySark

Russia isn’t accurately described as a white nation based in ethnic heritage. They are a mix of ethnicities though significantly caucasian. Nations of Western Europe are “white”, Russia is not. (this is not directed at you) Any ideology that starts and stops with people needing to have the exact same skin hue, you’re DOA in this fight. Your fight is about as far off the mark as could be.The world is clearly now even more rapidly moving to a West(Primarily US, Europe, Japan, South Korea) vs Non West (Primarily Russia, China). Russia moved into East Ukraine and for whatever the GAE reason, the West (the US/GAE leading it) has used this relatively small event to change the global political dynamic significantly. And for Nations like India to Brazil to Southern Asia to north to southern Africa lean one way or another, they will have to lean more heavily in one direction as time goes on. And for those who are not fans of the US and its West push for global control, if you are looking to resist that only with those with the same skin hue? You are absolutely clueless as to what the fight is.

Инспектор

Slavs are white, but sure, Russia isn’t completely slavic

Last edited 1 month ago by Инспектор
Chris Gr

Yes so with the Mongols, Russia will have problems.

Sylvain

Nations of Western Europe WERE “white”.

Anonymous

Russias been eurasian for centuries Only western Russia is appearing European Caucasian.

[A3OB] KKKiller

You’d never been to russia my nigga the average russian is a mongolid mutt like sergei choigu even in jewed america 93-95% of whites are 100% pure bred whites (in the one drop rule sense).

Just as a reminder in cucked russia if you say that the holohoax is a myth or criticize the jews you take 5 years of jail.

The USA = freedom (for the better or the worse of course)

You can be a KKK member, a natsoc, or a tranny degenerate it’s your choice.

Free speech and the right to defend yourself are not negociable

jorge

East Asian allies?! Maybe Australia and New Zealand, no?

Gneaus stapo

Part of it

Vietnam, south Korea, Japan, Taiwan…all too aware of the forces they are facing.

Last edited 1 month ago by Gneaus stapo
WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

You can forget about vietnam septic wank,they are communist not lgbtqrxt/soros losers and taiwan will side with china,seens they are part of greater china (period) get over it! No future in fascism nor the eugeddon lgbtqrxt (period) soros-white flag wonders!

jorge

Yankee Gestapo, Australia and New Zealand aren’t part of East Asia.

Gneaus stapo

Tell me Something new,i didnt claimed em to be…

WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

No future in fascism and your neo-libby lgbtq gimp,how many times must I reiterate YOUR A LOSER!

S Balu

[A30B]KKKiller YES ONLY IF INDIANS WHO SUFFER FROM DEEP SEATED INFERIORITY COMPLEX JOINED THE QUAD IN PACIFIC AND INDIANS IN BRITAIN/USA WHO SERVE THEIR MASTER AS TRUE SLAVES

Chris Gr

Pakis are in a delirium all time.

Ashok Varma

Even though you are an IDIOT, there is saying in India, NEVER TRUST A TURK. They are backstabbers and liars, Erdogan is the worst of the lot.

Attila

F****** idiot Asian especially Indians r the worst Crookes population. Whole world know what kind of population u r 99p boy..

Gneaus stapo

Erdogolf is another idiot that needs to go.

He has become a total annoyance and he has been taking down Turkey for years now.

Time for a change and one wished the old cold war guard was still active/ available. Coups like Chile, Argentina,iran are needed again….the young folks should visit the homes of the elderly in Langley to learn how its done effectivly.

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a context for it.

I agree in the replacement part. As long as people like Putin, Erdogan and Assad remain we have those dirty stalemates.

Somehow I also think Israel has to change something inside themself.

WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

ALL EU/CIA POOFS HAVE AIDS,YOU POOFTERS WILL BE DESTROYED TOO,WHITE FLAG LOSER!

Attila

Take it easy with poison now my kill you

Thomas Turk

Nah.. he did GOOD, he stopped the naiive, alcohol/fluoride/mRNA soaked Skanda-Hooligans exposing themselves for a 1st hypersonic strike

WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

YOUR GONE ALLREADY,LIKE I SAID YOU FAILED TO STOP ERDOGAN TOO,SOROS IS A LOSER(PERIOD)

Attila

Idiot how dare you call Erdogan idiot he’s the best president in the world…

Ashok Varma

Erdogan is an idiot who is destroying the failed Turkish cesspool. 70% inflation, 30% unemployment and a bankrupt economy and losing wars everywhere, the Kurds are killing the Turkey roaches.

Attila

Asuk you are like broke record keep repeating yourself like parrots.. what war TURKIYE losing.or kashmiri and Pakistani people watching you stop hiding behind your mum and come out and fight them 99p boy

cockroaches

NEVER trust a filthy disgusting evil turk

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a context for it.

Not all of them are like that.

WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

NEVER TRUST WOKE FILTH LGBTQRXT SOROS/SHWAB/EUGEDDON POLITICAL DESCISIONS,FIXED!

Attila

Too bad liquid brain. Be careful jealousy can kill scumbag

FUCK RUSSIA

POOTIN (friend of israhell and turkshit) giving beds to nazi scum while DPR soldier sleep on the floor

t.me/andrew_kots/16

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WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

Another putin hating soros sprog pretending to care about any ukranian or russian,fooleth no one! Why dont you admit PUTIN (NOT POOTIN YA DEMENTED SHIT TALKING BLUFF,admit nazis came out in white flags which yety again proves Putin is the winner as you yet again failed in all objectors too!

Matt

Only because of what he has in the way of “bra$$” buried in the bowels of avostal along with the French!…

Let’s hope Putin puts them on display instead of bartering at the expense of the Russian military that is fighting and dying on behalf of their ex-KGB leader and their Country!…

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a context for it.

Erdogan out.

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WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

feminazi medisa lgbtqised dirty dumb fascist sluts of the eugeddon nazos,OUT! N FK YOU POOFTA!

Joao M...

You can trust Erdogan just as far as you can throw him. And I hear he’s pretty heavy…

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CuttySark

Here’s what Turkey says, no to Finns and Swedes. Here is what Turkey will do, ??. Unless they are under the gun from another more powerful government (ex. US over euro-subordinates), they will act in their own best interests. The uncertainty for Turkey is how will the Turkish people react, specifically the crazies. If the hatred of the Kurds et al is big enough then Erdogan is in a tough spot. If he says yes to Finn/Swedes then he risks his own power at home. So we’ll see. Be sure of this, NATO(The US) will do absolutely anything to hold onto Turkey in NATO. So expect to see GAE greasing palm goodies courtesy of the USA taxpayer credit card headed to Turkey.

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Disinfo

Yep, he controls NATO like a puppet right now. He will want F-35’s and entry into the EU at a minimum.

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a context for it.

We always here the primitive version. We and they are not puppies. We also are not controlled as You insinuate.

You speak Russia/Arabistani rhethorics, which is created to homemade propaganda.

Our world do have You kind of limited black and white versions.

We are not that kind of one stringsystems. We are strongs because we are complicated well connected strings.

Therefor we also don fall apart but find alternative solutions. We control Erdogan as well.

Its muich as You are the inmature puppet.

7even-N-6

Not only are the minimum wage trolls annoying and low I.Q. but they’re also racist as hell which goes hand in hand with low I.Q, of course. Russia is a white nation but that is not what makes it a great nation. Any white person that falls for that ignorant narrative that they are part of the “white” race and that the white race will prevail etc. is a fool. The white race is one of the most divided races in the world. Then there are those that blame all the problems of the world on Jews, another huge misconception. The international Zionist jew would be less than NOTHING if it were not for the Anglo Saxon white Christians of the world. The Bush family, the Clintons, the Rockefellers, the Bidens, the Macrons and Merkels of the world they’re all white anglo saxon Christians and they have formed an alliance with the international Jews to usurp power. Don’t give me that bullshit that the struggle against tyranny is racial because it is not. I went through the Jew hating phase years ago and realized just how wrong I was, furthermore most Jews are good people they’re also victims of extreme brain washing by their leaders. Bottom line don’t hate on different races, religions, different ethnic groups or you’ll also wind up hiding like a rat in an underground steel plant bunker only to surrender after having your arms and legs blown up then spend the rest of your life in a Siberian jail.

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WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

Yep!

Attila

Whatever you calling yourself why don’t you go on jump high you’re coment not making sense whatsoever…

Elgar

Funny how according recent DNA studies Finns have more Asian genetic heritage than any other Europeans even including Slavs. Especially their Y-DNA is very Siberian N- (M-231), some 60%.

So NATO will have its first “Siberian” military force. 17% of Russians has this N(M-231) share on population

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WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

Nato has nothing (period) white flagged hero!

a context for it.

It is possible to find old maps with names for the many tribes in Sibiria, where several are or was finns.

reflection

Ye pity they’ll all die when those US paid for bio labs let out those DNA specific bio weapons

WELCOME TO SIBERIA AZOV:

Putin outwits biden and soros yet again,now lets see how these Putin T90-M tanks go here on in!

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S Balu

WITHOUT TACIT NOD FROM USA/BRITAIN ERDOGAN WOULD NOT PUT HIS FOOT DOWN HERE ALSO IT IS IN USA/STRATEGIC INTEREST THAT FINLAND AND SWEDEN STAY NEUTRAL OTHERWISE NATO WOULD BE OVER EXTENDED

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Caesar

Paul Antonopoulos seems to know what he is talking about, a good article.

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Anonymous

So there’s a sense of duplicitous intentions and eurasian victory seeping through the dialogues Almost a sense I’d who’s zooming who?

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Chris Gr

I have said that in the end the YPG will ally with Assad and Russia.

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Pelivan

For more than 30 years Sweden and Finland have blocked Turkey on their EU application. Payback time …

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Caesar

Good suggestion but unfortunately Erdogan’s history of his past strongly indicates that he will give up and accept what US tells him to do, I have not got the slightest doubt. The only thing about which I am curious that what kind of play he would be staging to explain his U-turn.

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FreeToThink

It has nothing to do with “EU”. https://twitter.com/CasusBellii/status/1526925189434466305?t=d6YrANjvbKPIT9kLjq0dBw&s=19

Frantisek

Turkey has shot down Russian combat aircraft and Putin did nothing. US and NATO will send lots of MONEY and Sweden and Finland join NATO. Money talks and Rooskis oligarch Kreml know it.

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Befree

Aww c’mon man, what Erdy is saying is pay me and I’ll let ’em in.

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