Mehmet Perinçek: Joseph Biden was coldly received in Ankara

Wednesday, 24 August, 2016 - 17:15

Doctor of Historical Sciences, University of Istanbul, Political scientist, historian, political activist Mehmet Perinçek stated in his interview to Katehon:

The Americans cannot influence Turkey’s decisions. Today, American Vice-President Joseph Biden arrived in Ankara. The cold way he was met at the airport clearly shows the attitude of the authorities towards the Americans. Biden was met by a mere deputy governor, not even the governor or a minister.

Background on Biden's visit from Katehon:

Now that the facts of US intelligence and NATO involvement in the coup attempt have become apparent, the agenda includes the issue of Turkey withdrawing from NATO. The main purpose of Biden’s visit initially was to convince the Turkish side not to take any steps in this direction. On Biden’s side is the pro-NATO network in the Turkish leadership, the highest military circles, and within the Justice and Development Party (and its former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu). Maximum pressure will be put on Erdogan with the goal of preventing a Turkish exit from NATO or at least freezing participation in the military structure of the organization following the example of General de Gaulle.