Turkish retired admiral advocates for Ankara’s departure from NATO

Cem Gurdeniz, a retired Turkish admiral, said that the greatest threat to Turkey currently comes from Western countries, including an attempt to create a separatist Kurdish state, and in light of this, Ankara needs to leave NATO.

“How many thousands of people have died in the southeast of Turkey since 1984, and how many problems Turkey has in other regions, but we do not receive any support from either NATO or the European Union,” Gürdeniz said in an interview with Tele1.

He added: “You don’t have to look far for an example: it’s enough to evaluate the reports of the European Union, there are no better examples of how they contradict Turkey’s geopolitical interests, or it’s enough to read the reports about Turkey by the Senate or the US Congress – you can immediately see who is friend and who is foe.”

He said: “Turkey should leave NATO because of the events around the Ukrainian war, and the United States is planning these days to settle scores in the Pacific! We can face the threat as a fait accompli and they can drag Turkey into the conflict through Ukraine.”

In his opinion, in this case, Turkey will be forced to close the straits of Russia and a real war will break out between “NATO” and Russia, and it can reach the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

“Does (NATO Secretary General Jens) Stoltenberg not understand this? He knows everything, but he is an American puppet, so this points to (Ukraine’s imminent entry into NATO),” the admiral said.

According to him, the United States has been “using” Turkey since 1945, and before that the British were engaged in this, and it is necessary to get rid of the “Anglo-Saxon dependence” at the expense of their own resources.

According to Gürdeniz, Ankara needs to pursue its own independent policy, balancing “the Atlantic and Asia.”

He said: “Now the biggest threat to Turkey is the creation of a kind of state of Kurdistan in the southeast of Turkey with access to the sea, and for this reason, the main threat comes from NATO members – the United States, Britain and France. In addition, regarding the possible withdrawal of the Turkish army from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the threat comes from the same countries and from the European Union.”

At the same time, the Turkish admiral pointed out that in the event of Turkey’s withdrawal from NATO, a war with Greece would be inevitable.

Among the threats mentioned by the admiral are attempts by NATO countries to turn the Black Sea into a “lake for NATO.”

He said: “The club of countries that once accepted us into their union with the phrase “The Soviet Union is occupying you” is now doing everything in its power to tear Turkey apart, push it to the sidelines and turn it into its vassal. Why should we stay in this organization?”

According to the admiral, Turkey should consider entering into a military alliance with Russia, China and India, establishing bilateral military cooperation with them or establishing closer contacts with the BRICS countries.

For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the end of March that he would not allow the West to drag his country into a war against Russia.

Onal Cevik Oz, foreign policy adviser to the Turkish opposition candidate, said the opposition is confident that it will be able to maintain good and balanced relations with Russia if its presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu comes to power, but will not forget that Turkey is a member of NATO.

Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for May 14 in Turkey, and the main competitors are the incumbent head of state Erdogan as one Republican Alliance candidate and one candidate from the opposition People’s Alliance Kamal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Strana party Muharram Ince and the candidate of Ata coalition Sinan Ogan.

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