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Russian tensions with Ukraine, NATO at “dangerous” level

Ankara will act in response to national interests and the circumstances of the field, Foreign Minister Mebrut Chabsoguru told a meeting of the International Academy of Security.

Mevlut Cavusoglu states that Ankara conducts realistic and aggressive diplomacy without compromising on principles. (AA)

The ongoing border crisis between Russia and Ukraine and tensions with Moscow’s NATO military block have reached “dangerous” levels, Turkiye said, and Ankara is implementing “realistic” foreign policy. Added.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mebrut Chabsogur said at the closing ceremony of the virtual conference of the International Security Academy on Thursday, “Ignoring our principles and the close relationship with Ukraine just because we have a close relationship with Russia. There is nothing to do. ” International Relations Council..

Cavusoglu said Turkey pursues diplomacy on a case-by-case basis and whatever national security demands of the country.

“It’s hard work, but that’s the purpose of diplomacy.”

Mr Kabsoguru said the Turkish government is building a foreign policy with three pillars: “national values ​​and interests,” “field reality,” and the country’s “potential and capabilities.”

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In 2014, Russia began supporting separatist forces in eastern Ukraine to the central government. This is a policy that has been maintained for the past seven years.

Moscow reportedly concentrated its troops in and around Ukraine last month for the second time this year.

NATO and the EU warn that if Russia invades Ukraine, Russia will face serious response and severe sanctions.

FM Cavusoglu said NATO has also undergone a transformation, saying that NATO is trying to adapt to new developments and is focused on strengthening the political dimension of the NATO 2030 vision.

He emphasized that Turkey is playing an active role in these efforts as NATO’s second-largest military and fifth-contributor to the alliance’s operations and missions.

“There are efforts by several countries to present the EU as an alternative to NATO, which is neither constructive nor realistic,” he said.

“The inseparability of security across the Atlantic is our basic principle.”

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