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Turkey’s post-coup geopolitics: When Sultan Erdogan blackmails the European Union and The West, while he visits the Orthodox Oligarch and NATO’s “Satan” Mr Putin


Just some hours before he meets Russia’s president Mr Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French daily Le Monde in an interview that the European Union has “not been sincere” in talks over possible EU membership for his country. But the relationships between Turkey and the European Union have never been so sincere, why such a concern now? Even Boris Johnson made videos to campaign for the entry of Turkey into the EU!

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Turkey seems to be squeezed between NATO and Islamists and becomes “unpredictable”


For Ted Galen Carpenter, of Cato Institure Ankara’s duplicitous policy regarding ISIS that should be the final straw for the rest of the NATO alliance.  Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were major supporters of the Sunni groups that eventually coalesced to form ISIS.Even when it became apparent that ISIS had become a Frankenstein monster with its own agenda, Ankara has been less than committed to combating the organization.  Indeed, Turkish military actions seem more focused on weakening Kurdish forces in both Syria and Iraq than going after ISIS.

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