Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using his veto–his reasons for doing so are varied ...
Turkish President Erdogan has spoken this week about his concerns over Finland and Sweden harboring "terrorist" Kurdish elements, which he says do not belong in NATO. ...
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has finally brought the prospect of NATO expansion to Finland and Sweden. But while they have Biden’s support to join, a key holdout — Turkey — shows how the Ukraine war is testing allies in the West. So are Turkey’s concerns about Sweden and Finland genuine or, as Ayman says, are they just being the Joe Manchin of NATO? Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Steven Cook joins Ayman to discuss. ...
Every political axis needs a third member, and Ankara today fits more easily between Moscow and Beijing than it does between Paris and Berlin. ...

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