Eastern Europe and NATO are ‘Hostages’ of Turkish Anti-PKK Policy

BRUSSELS, (BM) – Turkish authorities refuse to support NATO’s plan to protect the Baltic states and Poland from the “Russian threat” until the Alliance gives political support to Ankara in its operations against members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northeastern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

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This was reported on Tuesday by Reuters with reference to four senior sources in the alliance.

According to them, Ankara ordered the representative of the country to organize not to sign a military plan, under which NATO pledges to provide Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with assistance in the event of an attack by Russia, as well as during various meetings and meetings to put pressure on the alliance members for the purpose of their official recognition of the PKK as terrorist.

According to the agency, the lack of consent of Turkey can significantly slow down the adoption of this plan.

“They (the Turks) are capturing Eastern Europe, refusing to agree to a military plan until they make concessions,” Reuters quotes an unnamed interlocutor.

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According to another source, such actions on the part of Ankara can be considered “destructive,” while the alliance is trying to recover from criticism of NATO by US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron, who had previously announced the organization’s “death of the brain.”

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Source: Nezavisimaya Gazeta