The country of Turkey has been in the news lately….from the supposed coup to the battle against ISIS to confronting the US over the Kurds in Syria…..in other words they are being a major pain in the butt of the US.
They have even threatened the US on Syria……
US-Turkey tensions mounting surrounding the Turkish invasion of the Syrian Kurdish Afrin District look to be getting much worse, with Turkey’s deputy premier Bekir Bozdag warning that the US is the one risking confrontation by supporting the Kurds.
Bozdag warned the US needs to “review its soldiers and elements giving support to terrorists on the ground,” and that US forces who continue to support the Kurdish YPG, which Turkey considers terrorists “will become a target in this battle.”
How will Trump handle this threat coming from his “bromance”?
Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952….they became a member during the Cold War as a blocking country for Soviet expansionism….but with the election of Erdagon Turkey has been becoming a “freneny” more so than an ally on the world stage.
Maybe now would be a good time to give Turkey the boot from NATO……
The case for evicting Turkey from NATO got stronger this week.
First, the United States announced the backing of a border security force drawn mainly from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Rojava, the quasi-independent Kurdish region in northeastern Syria along the Turkish border. Then Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will “strangle” that American-backed force “before it’s even born.” Russia, Iran and Syria’s Assad regime are standing with Erdogan.
The YPG, along with the multiethnic Syrian Democratic Forces which the YPG dominates, are the only armed groups indigenous to Syria that are willing and able to take on ISIS and win, and they’re the only significant armed faction in Syria’s dizzying civil war that isn’t ideologically hostile to the West. In October of last year, they finally liberated Raqqa, the “capital” of the ISIS “caliphate,” while the Russian and Syrian militaries were busy pounding rebels instead in the west.
Question should be would retaining Turkey in NATO be more beneficial than giving them the boot?