Turkey Considering Military Ties with Russia as NATO Relations Worsen

Discussion in 'Turkish Defence Forum' started by Atilla, Aug 20, 2016.

Share This Page

  1. Atilla

    Atilla Major

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    1,323
    Location:
    Turkey
    Turkey considering military ties with Russia as NATO shows unwillingness to cooperate – Ankara
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. In an interview with Sputnik, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia.
    Cavusoglu says that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness shown by NATO to cooperate with Turkey, which is a member of the alliance.

    "It seems to us that NATO members behave in an evasive fashion on issues such as the exchange of technology and joint investments. Turkey intends to develop its own defense industry and strengthen its defense system,” he said in an interview with Sputnik.

    In this sense, if Russia were to treat this with interest, we are ready to consider the possibility of cooperation in this sector," Cavusoglu said when asked about the possibility of working with Russia in the defense sphere.

    It is Cavusoglu’s strongest rebuke of NATO to date. In an interview with the Anadolu news agency on August 10, he said that Turkey and Russia would look to establish a joint military, intelligence, and diplomatic mechanism, while adding that relations with NATO were not as satisfactory as he would have wished.

    https://www.rt.com/news/356380-turkey-russia-military-nato/
     
    T-123456 likes this.
Loading...