Erdogan: “NATO must stay out of the Ukraine war”

The war in Ukraine

Published 10 July 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Erdogan does not want NATO countries to declare war on Russia.

On the eve of the NATO summit in Washington, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the opportunity to clarify his country’s position on the war between Russia and Ukraine.

He emphasized that while Turkey supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity, it is completely “unacceptable” for NATO to become an active party in the conflict.

– We expect an outcome from this summit that takes into account our national security interests and strengthens solidarity within the alliance. During our meetings (in Washington), we will draw attention to the growing threat of terrorism in the world and emphasize the need to intensify NATO’s efforts here, he said.

– We maintain a principled position on the conflict in Ukraine. We support its territorial integrity and consider it unacceptable for NATO to become a party to the war in Ukraine, he continued.

He added that “every day that weapons are being used (in Ukraine) confirms the rightness of Türkiye’s position, according to media reports.

Focus on Israeli crimes

The president also announced his intention to “put Israel’s ongoing massacre against the Palestinian people on the agenda” at the summit, lamenting that “We have not been able to achieve what we wanted from NATO regarding Israel and Palestine”.

– The efforts of the international community are not yet enough to stop Israel. We will put these issues back on the agenda of our meetings in the US and expect to obtain the results we hope for. Serious talks were held in Doha. The head of Mossad also visited Qatar. Certain steps have been taken, but they have not been finalized yet, Erdogan pointed out.

According to the president, Turkey is “is among five NATO countries that make up the backbone of the organization” and therefore hopes that its demands will be heard. The NATO summit will be held between July 9 and 11 in the US capital and this year also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the military alliance.

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