The author of the article, Michael Crowley, believes that this is due to the fact that Ankara often pursues a policy that does not coincide with the opinion of the West, Gazeta.Ru noted.
“Erdogan is kind of on our team, but then he does things that clearly do not benefit the West,” ex-officer of the foreign service Elizabeth Shackelford quotes the NYT.
The material also refers to the next warnings of the President of Turkey to veto the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO and his trip to Tehran to meet with the Presidents of Iran and the Russian Federation Ibrahim Raisi and Vladimir Putin.
“This not only contradicts the anti-Russian policy of the West, but also destroys the narrative of NATO countries about deeply isolated Iran and Russia,” The New York Times concluded.
On July 23, Douglas Murray, a columnist for The New York Post, wrote that the American leader is afraid of Putin’s retaliatory measures against the Western sanctions that he has imposed on Moscow, and that is why he does not send heavy weapons to Ukraine.
On the same day, German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock said that the joint photo of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and the Russian Federation is a challenge for NATO.
On July 19, a trilateral summit of Turkish, Iranian and Russian leaders, guarantors of the Astana process of assistance to the Syrian settlement, took place. The Russian President also spoke with the leaders of Iran and Turkey separately.