Turkey Should Be Kicked Out of NATO If It Blocks Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bid, US Media Says
“What’s the worst…Turkey could do – sue? Pull out? There was a lot of thought given toward banishing Turkey from NATO anyway – especially after Erdogan bought Russian S-400 air defense systems from Russia three years ago. Perhaps now is precisely the moment simply to stand up to these long strongmen who have managed to burrow their way deep into democratic institutions”, Andelman, who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a powerful Washington-based neocon think tank, wrote.
Robert I. Rotberg of the Intrastate Conflict programme at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government agreed with Andelman’s analysis, suggesting that the EU should simply “forge ahead without Hungary, ignoring Budapest’s position. “The ‘unanimity rule’ was foolish to begin with and now is the time to test it”, he said, referring to the European Council requirement that all members of the bloc agree on major issues before they are implemented.