What Is The Stand Of Turkey In NATO?
NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is one of the strongest organization in the whole world where its 29 state members main purpose is to defend each other from any possibility of the communist Soviet Union taking control of their nation.
NATO is now facing a very critical issue with one of its member, Turkey, with its continued unscrupulous behavior making other state leader’s decision towards other countries to be in question with one of their member doing the kind of thing that they are against with, and that has raised concern with other members making them decide if Turkey is still an ally for their known cause or not anymore.
One reason for this is the continued occupation and acquisition of Turkey in like almost 1/3 of Cyprus, and with Cyprus being now part of the European Union, it has become a more awkward concern over the years for the members of both EU and NATO that one member is occupying another member’s territory.
Us President Trump is unable to condemn the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin for setting up states in other countries not their own it is because Turkey is doing the same here with Cyprus thus making the issue more complicated.
In fact, there had even been allegations that are exposed this time about the political leaders of Turkey’s view and not so strong support in reference to weaken the ISIS terrorist organization with them delaying in the process and they have limited support to airstrikes against ISIS and gives little assistance to those that want to thwart the group.
Another troubling matter is the authoritarianism in Turkey’s domestic affairs as those that are known to be against the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is either arrested or unjustly treated and captured, and there was also a round of news that President Erdo?an had manipulated the media in all aspect to drive his own agenda.
This political issue is the one that is raising concern from all of NATO members especially from the US President and it has been a continued argument until now if Turkey will remain as a member of NATO and discussions are still in place for such.
It is so much of a great concern as this is also going against the values of the organization’s commitment to democracy and human rights which is completely now irrelevant with how Turkey is acting in general including all other countries that are in the hot seat for unscrupulous behavior.