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“Without Turkey, NATO is Weak” – Middle East Monitor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Friday that “NATO is weak without Turkey,” Turkish media reported.

Erdoğan addressed journalists after Friday’s prayers in Istanbul, commenting on NATO’s deletion of a tweet about Turkey’s Victory Day (August 30) following Greek complaints.

“Greece’s Negative Approach to NATO [in relation to Türkiye] We will not weaken the relationship between Turkey and NATO,” Erdogan said.

He said Greece was “worthless” in NATO, adding that it had a “strong alliance with Turkey”.

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Turkey, a NATO member for more than 70 years, has complained in recent months of Greece’s repeated provocative actions and rhetoric in the region, and such moves represent a sincere stance for peace. It claims to frustrate efforts.

On Tuesday, NATO’s land command, LANDCOM, tweeted a post commemorating Turkiye’s 100th anniversary. victory dayIt commemorates the crushing defeat of the Greek army by the Turks at the Battle of Dumulpinar in 1922.

LANDCOM deleted the tweet after Greece lodged a complaint with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

LANDCOM tweeted a new post on Thursday congratulating Turkey on the occasion of Victory Day, stating that it is “grateful that Turkey is the host country.”



https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220903-erdogan-without-turkiye-nato-is-weak/ “Without Turkey, NATO is Weak” – Middle East Monitor

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