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Cage Match for Political Superiority - Sweden versus Turkey - Unlikely Foes Unless One Observes the Russian Influences

Reader comment on item: Do NATO and Turkey Have a Future Together?
in response to reader comment: Questioning Motives Regarding Keeping Close to Turkiye is Necessary Evil to Prevent Surprises

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 25, 2022 at 11:28

Multiple political futures are being decided as this is being written. Certain Nation States are in various stages of upheaval and in many instances, the outcomes are going to be determined by forces which have not yet fully revealed their true intent. It is not surprising then, that Sweden, which has historically attempted to observe neutrality, cannot help but chose a side since its proximity to the source of the northern hostilties has indicated a no hold barred attitude that if any get in the way, woe be to them. Sweden does therefore see one chance to survive the NATO challenge by the evidence of the unlikely alliance between Turkiye and Russia, the forwarning of a global shift of alliances that few have anticipated and many more thought unlikely.
The only question being; how does Sweden view its relationship in NATO as being true protection when forced to concede to Turkish ambitions in places Sweden has no political power to exert?


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