Cavusoglu: Turkey will consider exit from NATO

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016 - 15:30

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the country will "think about exiting  NATO" if the alliance will not provide the necessary support, this information is stated according to the Iraqi agency Rudaw tweet:

#Breaking: Turkey’s @MevlutCavusoglu says if #NATO does not extend necessary support, we will ‘think of exit’.

Cavusoglu also stated to Ulusal Kanal (TV) : NATO does nothing for the security of Turkey, but succeeds in co-operation with other countries. Therefore, we will find other partners

Earlier, according,Turkish Foreign Minister said in an interview with Anadolu news agency, that Turkey has an  intention to cooperate with Russia in the sphere of defense industry. This was also clearly stated on the Press-Conference of Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan that took place yesterday in Saint-Petersburg.

Background on this from Katehon:

In turn, the ongoing conflict with the US and their European satellites, and traces of NATO involvement in the coup in Turkey, are doing the actual work of a Turkish withdrawal from NATO, or at least from the military organization of NATO.