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Reader comment on item: Turkey's Expulsion from NATO Remains Unlikely

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 22, 2022 at 17:56

We read of the intention of PM Erdoğan of Turkiye to be an intercessor of sorts between Russia's erstwhile leader and the president of the Ukraine. Interesting in and of itself: but a question: what is in it for Erdoğan?
He is not one to enter into anything casually and that presents a potential problem, especially if the Russian gets an idea that Turkiye's NATO connection can be compromised.
Both the Russian and Erdoğan have significant investments in empire building in Syria and that has to be a consideration if concessions are being proffered for satiating the Russian's desires of conquest in the Ukraine. Concessions of territory in the Kurdish contested areas along Turkiye's border might be in consideration also? Where are the liabilities; rewards? Anyone?
Expansionism is the name of the game here, let there be no mistaking the ambitions.


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