Turkey Backs Ukraine on NATO and EU, Moves to Limit Russian Warships’ Entry to Black Sea


(Worthy News) – Initially restrained in its response to ’s invasion of , shifted its stance at the weekend, with President calling the attack “unacceptable” and saying his country would restrict Russia warships’ entry into the Black Sea to “prevent escalation.”

Asked on Tuesday about Ukraine’s desire to join , Erdogan said Turkey would offer no objection to enlargement of the alliance, saying that “we have always defended and still defend enlargement in NATO as being beneficial.”

He also voiced support for Ukraine’s urgent application this week to join the – while adding pointedly that Turkey hoped it would not have to be attacked before its own long-delayed aspiration to join the bloc was met.

Analysts have described Turkey’s position in relation to the Ukraine as notable, due to its ties with the West as a NATO ally, with Russia as an energy partner and partner in , and with Ukraine as a defense equipment trading partner. [ Source: CNS News (Read More…) ]

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