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"Crack" in NATO: Turkey believes that the US is moving closer to Greece and moving away from Ankara

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier



It is becoming more and more difficult for the alliance bureaucrats to hide the contradictions between individual NATO members. One of the most visible "cracks" runs between Greece and Turkey. Moreover, Ankara is very jealous of the fact that Washington is increasingly demonstrating its rapprochement with Athens and its distance from Turkey.

Thus, the call of the American aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the port on the Greek island of Crete is being discussed. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was received on board the US Navy ship, who managed to hold a telephone conversation with American President Joe Biden.

Joseph Biden in a telephone conversation with Mitsotakis said that the American ship "arrived at the Greek port to help Greece, to support her." Biden also conveyed congratulations to the Greeks on the 200th anniversary of the liberation from Turkish rule.

In the Turkish press, such statements by Biden caused criticism and discontent. All of this was called "frank steps by the Biden administration to complicate US-Turkish relations." It is just right to make a remark about who this administration has not complicated relations with yet ... Russia, China, Turkey, threats to India because of the S-400.

Turkey recalls that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has unequivocally stated that the administration is not ready to lift the anti-Turkish sanctions imposed earlier in connection with the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia. Also in Turkey, they point to Washington's attempts to curb Ankara in connection with Turkey's withdrawal from the Convention on the Protection of Women's Rights.

We can say that the United States is no longer even trying to hide the following: for them, partnership in the NATO format is exclusively following other countries' interests. If any of the states tries to defend their interests, not paying attention to the shouts from Washington, then immediately turn on the pressure mechanism, including sanctions.
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  1. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 31 March 2021 11: 05
    +4
    If any of the states tries to defend their interests, not paying attention to the shouts from Washington, then immediately turn on the pressure mechanism, including sanctions.
    And for someone it was a revelation? In my opinion, everyone has known about this for a long time. And Turkey, buying an air defense system in Russia, was well aware of what it was doing.
  2. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 31 March 2021 11: 07
    +2
    The Sultan and his neighbors are extremely chatty.
    They will say one thing, then another, trying to sit on 3 chairs: to be a NATO member, to try to spin their own advantage and show independence, bypassing the United States (wishing to expand Turkey's borders at any cost and giveaway to their neighbors), trying to get from Russia the benefits and equipment that Erdogan needs.
    When guests from the State Department arrive to them, the Sultan spreads and glorifies, when he leaves, he makes daring attacks in the back ...
    1. dorz
      dorz 31 March 2021 11: 38
      +6
      The United States is no longer even trying to hide the following: for them, partnership in the NATO format is exclusively following the interests of other countries.

      And what's wrong with that from the US position? And let's do the same so that our allies follow the interests of the Russian Federation.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 31 March 2021 12: 49
        +3
        Quote: dorz
        And what's wrong with that from the US position? And let's do the same so that our allies follow the interests of the Russian Federation.

        a logical step from the standpoint of American interests
        Turkey is not yet an independent player (as much as possible in the modern world)
        it is now, if not support, then the non-resistance of the states is very important
        so let Turkey stand in the corner and think about her behavior like a naughty little boy
        but for Greece it is important to show its goodwill
        to once again poke Erdogan "place"
        and to prevent Greece from looking around in search of an intercessor
        and to demonstrate the "unity" of NATO members
      2. Kaman
        Kaman 31 March 2021 13: 19
        +1
        Perdogan took Turkey away from Ataturk's secular heritage. Today's Islamist Turkey is a foreign body in NATO. Therefore, today's Turkey and the S-400 look very organically together. Accordingly, Perdogan and the F-35 are not a couple, not a couple, not a couple ...
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 31 March 2021 11: 16
    +2
    Swan cancer and pike led by an eagle will not lead to anything good.
    1. xorek
      xorek 31 March 2021 11: 25
      -5
      Quote: Alien From
      Swan cancer and pike led by an eagle will not lead to anything good.

      If only a bear can figure it out by roaring all over Europe !!!
    2. Mouse
      Mouse 31 March 2021 11: 32
      +8
      Come on ... caressed the states of one, for the edification of the other ...
      Simple practice.... yes
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 31 March 2021 11: 38
        +5
        Dear day! Their usual blue / pink / black practice ....)
        1. Mouse
          Mouse 31 March 2021 11: 48
          +5
          Greetings! hi
          Nobody canceled the carrot and stick ...
  4. Cananecat
    Cananecat 31 March 2021 11: 20
    -1
    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was received on board the US Navy ship, who managed to hold a telephone conversation with American President Joe Biden.

    And it's not destiny to call from the office, or is there a free connection on the ship? )))
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 31 March 2021 11: 22
    0
    NATO is a strange institution today, and it seems that its bureaucracy prevents the United States from quickly responding to any challenges.
  6. xorek
    xorek 31 March 2021 11: 24
    -4
    All the Turks think correctly, Russia will help you with this ..)))) NATO needs to be rocked, gradually .. There, the EU still runs into you and does not take you seriously angry Don't forget about the military coup, it could happen again .. bully
  7. knn54
    knn54 31 March 2021 11: 36
    +3
    The Yankees' policy is as follows - do not do as we do, but do as we ... say.
    Erdogan does not want to be a puppet of the Yankes ... Unlike Zelensky, he is a patriot of Turkey, not the United States,
  8. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O 31 March 2021 11: 39
    -5
    Turkey as I look is independent
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  10. rocket757
    rocket757 31 March 2021 12: 02
    0
    "Crack" in NATO: Turkey believes that the US is moving closer to Greece and moving away from Ankara
    What can I say ... you need to carefully look at everything and ... and then let the "giraffe" think, and not in vain clap his ears / eyes.
  11. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 31 March 2021 12: 15
    0
    "American crap", and everywhere and in her own pants))) She has few problems with the Russian Federation, NKR, North Korea and Iran, so she also dumps her allies.
    Demonstrative affection of Greece on the territory disputed with Turkey with congratulations on liberation from the Ottoman yoke, military, financial and political support of the Kurds, sanctions for the purchase of the S-400. All this, of course, strongly influences the "strengthening" of the friendship and unity of the NATO bloc. Soon the Turks will ask the mattresses to leave the base in Incirlik as a sign of "gratitude".
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 31 March 2021 13: 16
      +2
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      She has few problems with the Russian Federation, NKR,

      What are the problems of the US with the NKR?
      Demonstrative caresses of Greece on the territory disputed with Turkey

      When Fr. Has Crete become a disputed territory?
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov 31 March 2021 15: 44
        +1
        It is about Cyprus (official language on the island is Greek and Turkish) yes
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 31 March 2021 16: 38
          +1
          Quote: Andrey Korotkov
          It is about Cyprus (official language on the island is Greek and Turkish) yes

          There is no talk about him in the article, from the word in general ...
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 31 March 2021 17: 15
        +1
        Quote: Lara Croft
        What are the problems of the US with the NKR?
        Quote: Lara Croft
        When Fr. Has Crete become a disputed territory?

        In the subject, there is a jamb. Admit yes If you are greatly embarrassed by this in my comments, then personally for you I will write - "PRC" and "CYPRUS". Of course, the PRC will be correct, but I think so, whoever wanted to understand it in the same way as when some write the United States, and someone is the SGA (states or states). recourse
        Although the general meaning of my comment is somewhat different, namely, that the mattresses, thanks to their "clumsy attempts" to put pressure on the unwanted, including their NATO allies, will achieve the opposite effect when the NATO bloc begins to burst at the seams without outside interference. It already "crackles". Regarding caressing Crete, here -
        https://news-front.info/2020/09/28/ssha-perebaziruyut-svoi-aviabazy-na-krit/
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 31 March 2021 18: 48
          +1
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          the mattresses, thanks to their "clumsy attempts" to put pressure on the unwanted, including their NATO allies, will achieve the opposite effect when the NATO bloc begins to burst at the seams without outside interference.

          By no means, the United States is doing everything right. The USSR reacted to the "Prague Spring" with a whole military operation and Czechoslovakia returned to the social services within 24 hours. camp, but the excitement in the NDP, ours reacted carelessly, as a result of the collapse of the OVD, CMEA, USSR.
          I do not insist on my opinion, let the kind and gullible members of the forum draw their own conclusions.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 31 March 2021 18: 54
            +2
            Quote: Lara Croft
            By no means, the United States is doing everything right.

            This is doubtful. Some 10 years ago in the world, the United States was treated withОWith the greatest respect and trust, and now even the most stubborn admirers of this "cradle of democracy" have understood that American "democracy" is a screen behind which the most ordinary bandits with their elbows in blood sit. Even the Americans themselves are beginning to realize that their paradise is not so paradise.
  12. 123456789
    123456789 31 March 2021 13: 10
    +1
    Also in Turkey, they point to Washington's attempts to curb Ankara in connection with Turkey's withdrawal from the Convention on the Protection of Women's Rights.

  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 31 March 2021 15: 35
    -1
    Now they will fight for the title of their beloved wife, it will be funny if this title is won by the Greeks laughing
  14. cniza
    cniza 31 March 2021 18: 08
    +1

    We can say that the United States is no longer even trying to hide the following: for them, partnership in the NATO format is exclusively following other countries' interests. If any of the states tries to defend their interests, not paying attention to the shouts from Washington, then immediately turn on the pressure mechanism, including sanctions.


    This is slandering the United States ... lol
  15. Lister
    Lister 31 March 2021 23: 37
    +10
    Turkey believes that the United States is drawing closer to Greece and moving away from Ankara

    So ... Erdogan has his "eye" on Greece? Syria, Libya, Azerbaijan, and now Greece ...