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BREAKING: Erdogan’s top Presidential aid says Turkey should consider withdrawing from NATO
Turkey’s relations with the rest of NATO have deteriorated rapidly over the past year.
20 November, 2017
Chief Adviser to the President of Turkey, Yalchin Topchu has told local media that Turkey should reconsider its NATO membership. Recently, Turkey’s President Erdogan withdrew troops from a would-be pan-NATO military exercise in Norway after Erdogan’s name along with that of Turkish Republic founder Ataturk, appeared on a poster of “enemies”.
“It is time to reconsider our membership in NATO. We do not need an organisation that displays in every possible way its hostile attitude towards its member. The issue of our presence in that organisation should be urgently considered in the Turkish parliament”.
Turkey has multiple disagreements with the US led alliance. In many ways, staunch US support of pro-PKK Kurdish militants in Syria has been the biggest of many points of contention between Ankara and Washington.