Despite Turkey’s drift from the West, Nato is still Ankara’s best security guarantor
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Last week’s Nato summit turned out to be quite the spectacle. Instead of joyful celebrations marking 70 years of the most successful military alliance in history, the event was marred by bickering and petty squabbles. Donald Trump left the summit early, skipping a final news conference after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was caught on camera mocking the US president. Mr Trump called the leader of his country's northerly neighbour “two-faced” having earlier clashed with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, for calling Nato “brain dead”. However, what was achieved was the avoidance of a major crisis with Turkey, which recently tested its Russian S-400 missile defence system...
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