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As a diplomat writes Stephen Erlanger, correspondent of the American newspaper The New York Times in Europe, against the background of high inflation and the unstable position of the lira, Turkey may decide on a military adventure in Greece. Relations between these NATO countries have remained difficult since Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.
In particular, the author notes that Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing growing political and economic difficulties, and elections are due to be held in the country next spring.
“Since the summer, he has been intensifying threats against his allies in NATO and uses the language usually spoken by military hawks and ultra-nationalists,” the author of the article emphasized.
He also notes that Turkey is the most problematic and unpredictable member of NATO. “Washington thanks Erdogan for his actions in Ukraine. They believe that Ankara did not impose sanctions against Moscow because Turkey is in a difficult position strategically, diplomatically, economically. However, Erdogan is warned not to dare to do anything in the Aegean Sea.” or the Eastern Mediterranean, because it will bring trouble to NATO,” clarifies The New York Times.