TRIBON – In exchange for a veto over the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, Turkey forced these two countries to consider our Kurdish allies as terrorists, writes the writer, who sees this as bad news for our security interests.
Patrice Franceschi is the author of If only one remains (Grasset, 2021) A novel in which the fight of the Kurds is evoked.
On June 28 in Madrid, Sweden and Finland surrendered to the signing of the Leonen Agreement with Turkey so that the latter “allows” them to enter NATO – frankly and without diplomatic language. Because the issue of this agreement should not have been raised. Turkey was alone against all other NATO countries in opposing its expansion. But no one faced it. Some may have preferred Erdogan’s maneuvering. And so the latter achieved his aims with one of those blackmails to which he was accustomed and which he immediately imposed on everyone: in exchange for a veto, forcing two model democracies to regard our allies as Kurdish terrorists who had protected them hitherto in their fight. against real Islamic terrorism. In this regard, we have never had …
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