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Erdogan Threatens NATO Effort to Block Russian Aggression in the Baltics

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Macron, Erdogan Trade NATO Barbs

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “oppose steps in NATO” unless the bloc supports his fight against Syrian Kurdish militants, threatening an alliance plan to defend Baltic states against Russian aggression.

Ankara has been holding up the Baltic agreement as it presses NATO to recognize the Kurdish forces as terrorists. Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia as a menace to its territorial integrity and in October launched a cross-border operation against them that’s been widely deplored within NATO.