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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.
As of now, NATO is faced with an issue that has raised a significant concern to all its member states, that is the continued unscrupulous behavior of Turkey that is against the principles of the organization, and some of Turkey’s actions have caused other state leaders decision over other countries to be in question being that Turkey is doing what is not right for them too.
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.
Another factor that is raising an issue especially with the United States is the fact that the US President cannot condemn the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin for setting up states in other countries not their own, as it is also the what Turkey is doing here.
Another aspect that raised concern is the allegations that raised many attention from all political views that the political leaders of Turkey have instead a form of allegiance in a discreet manner with ISIS being that they are keen about delaying measures to weaken the terrorist organization and they have limited support to airstrikes against ISIS and gives little assistance to those that want to thwart the group.
Another that is of concern with Turkey today is the authoritarianism in Turkey’s domestic affairs and that even includes the manipulation of media to drive President Erdo?an agenda and there are know people that are against his government and agenda are being captured, arrested or unjustly treated.
In this political regime, such issue is the most controversial one and that is continuously raising great concerns from both the EU and NATO with the considerations of keeping Turkey to be still one of its members or be ousted for reasons that bear the objectives of the organization.
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.