The echoes of the right-wing politician Rasmus Paludan being allowed to burn the Qur’an in front of the Turkish Embassy continue. The relations between Turkey and Sweden, which were strained by this provocative action, are also on the agenda of the world press. While Erdogan was closing the NATO door to Sweden after this action, an analysis of Turkey came from the US-based Bloomberg, which drew a reaction.
The scandalous action in Sweden is on the agenda of the world. Bloomberg, one of the leading broadcasting institutions of the USA, published an article claiming that Turkey’s stubbornness also jeopardizes the security of Europe.
Writing an article titled ‘NATO must not let Erdogan delay enlargement’, Bloomberg compared Turkey to a ‘country that is in a head’ because of its demands from Sweden and Finland.
In the continuation of the article, which was called ‘NATO should put an end to this debate and accept its newest members unconditionally’, it was stated that President Erdogan was trying to get support from his nationalist base before the elections to be held in Turkey and did not take a step back.
Claiming that Turkey’s stubbornness also endangered Europe’s security, Bloomberg wrote that the USA and Europe had to resolve this deadlock and made the following assessment;
‘President Joe Biden should make it clear that while Turkey has a right to voice its concerns over Kurdish terrorism, the price of this is not to hinder efforts to strengthen NATO.’
‘NATO LEADERS SHOULD PRESSURE ERDOĞAN’
It was noted that Turkey ‘s extradition requests from Sweden should be resolved between the two countries and should not be included in the NATO process, Bloomberg argued that NATO leaders should pressure Erdogan to approve the membership of the two countries before May 18.
‘ERDOĞAN SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM NATO MEETINGS’
In the article, which also included the call for the US Congress to respond by stopping the sale of F-16s to Turkey if Erdogan resists , it was noted that the options for limiting Turkey’s participation in the exercises, excluding Erdogan from NATO meetings, and even expelling Turkey from NATO should be on the table.
‘THE COUNTRY THAT DAMAGED THE ALLIANCE IS NOT AN ALLIANCE’
The post ended with the statement, ‘The message should be clear: an alliance member who knowingly harms the security of the group is never an ally’.