NATO Says It Will Not Back Turkey If They Choose To Go To War With Russia

by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

NATO says it will not offer Turkey any support in a potential war with Russia

NATO has warned Turkey that it will not support the country if they choose to go to war with Russia. 

As tensions between the two countries continues to escalate, Turkey has begun deploying ground forces across its border with Syria in order to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – a move which threatens a world war with Russia.

Sputniknews.com reports:

“The armed forces of the two states are both active in fierce fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border, in some cases just a few kilometers from each other,” one NATO official told Der Spiegel.

Ankara’s aggression seems partially based on the assumption that, should conflict erupt, Turkey will be supported by its NATO allies. According to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, the collective defense clause would be invoked if any member state is attacked.

But European leaders have made it abundantly clear that they have no interest in participating in a war of Turkey’s making.

“NATO cannot allow itself to be pulled into a military escalation with Russia as a result of the recent tensions between Russia and Turkey,” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told Der Spiegel.

Of Article 5, Asselborn stressed that “the guarantee is only valid when a member state is clearly attacked.”

Germany appears to agree.

“We are not going to pay the price for a war started by the Turks,” said a German diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.

NATO leadership made similar warnings soon after Turkey’s downing of the Russian bomber last year.

“We have to avoid that situations, incidents, accidents spiral out of control,” NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said at the time. “I think I’ve expressed very clearly that we are calling for calm and de-escalation. This is a serious situation.”

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande stressed the need to prevent conflict between Moscow and Ankara.

“There is a risk of war between Turkey and Russia,” he said in an interview with France Inter radio.

As Turkey calls to escalate the violence in Syria, Russia has called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address its concerns over the rising tensions.

“The situation is becoming more tense due to increased tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border and Turkey’s stated plans to send troops to northern Syria,” reads a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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  • Greg

    Another example of Neocon Zionist foreign gone wild. It’s time to arrest about 500 US war criminals. Occupy Peace!

    • Unapologetically White

      Take another toke, and chill.

      • Greg

        I don’t smoke and if making false accusations is your best shot, I pity you.

  • Kinky

    “I knew you were pussy. I knew you’d cheat this great nation of Turkey because we are Muslims. But guess what, I don’t need support from pussies. I have Israel’s support, Netanyahu is willing to support us Muslims in war against Christian Russia. So get lost” – Gollum

  • Tom

    This is exactly what US said to Saddam. “This is Arab issue and we are hopping they resolve their issue diplomatically” Once, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuweit, Sr. Bush raised hell and give ultimatum to Iraq. Leave in 15 days or else. Never Trust US and it Zio-Christian alliance called NATO.
    On the other hand, US maybe using Turkey just as they used any terrorist groups like Alqaida and ISIS. The only difference is that this time US is probably planning on a country level rather than terror group level.

  • legal eagle

    Don’t believe a word NATO says, they lie. These are the same guys who stood strong next to Turkey justifying their shooting down the Russian fighter jet just a couple months ago. NATO has been amassing troops on the Russian border for weeks; this is not an act of peaceful intent, but a preparation for war. Russia needs to “paint” the entire area with the S-400’s and bring in extra TOR-1 Blazing Sun batteries to lie in wait for when NATO is exposed for being the liars they are and cross over into Syria now that their proxy army, ISIS, is getting seriously trounced.

    • ptah tikva

      This is for the cameras only and the stupid sheeple.. Behind the scenes? ISIS IS NATO- that is why Erdogan has the balls to be so defiant to Russia- cause he’s backed by GCC, USrael, NATO, EU, UN… Turkey is HQ for NATO and Incirlik has been transit point for ALL the arms, jihadis and western special ops entry.
      Don’t be fooled by this “spat”. Its as phony as the US vs Israel spat that the Zionist media was running a few months back. ISIS=NATO

  • Tim Hadfield

    NATO must go, be dismantled.

  • Jo Syphus

    Now NATO is obligated to liberate Golan Heights

  • Mick McNulty

    Russia is capable of destroying Turkey’s war effort within hours by smashing its airfields, ports and barracks. It has had to act carefully against ISIS because of the terror states which support them and who conspire against it. It could have crushed them quickly as it will do to Turkey.

  • Unapologetically White

    The best thing to happen to that entire area would be to turn Turkey and Saudi Arabia into radioactive glass parking lots.

    • ubjk paoli

      the problem is that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are not just their criminal leadership but people and wildlife that have nothing to do with it.Best scenario would be a proper revolution

      • Unapologetically White

        Uh huh. Sometimes you have to burn down the house and rebuild. The crap over there has gone on so long, with the people’s consent, that just changing those in charge will do no good. Ask Egypt about that.

        • AntiLieGuy

          Funny, the house thats going to burn in the USA. Funny youre on another site making government statements.

  • AntiLieGuy

    NATO is NOT going to support the USA when Russia and China annihilate America.
    The entire government are evil treasonous criminals. The day of the next false flag using the nuke they stole in 2007 and blamed on Iran, America will be destroyed by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X and the toxic chemtrails that hide it every day. Planet X will end the war when it rips the earth apart again but 90% of Americans will be dead already. All planned by your evil government.

    • Jo Syphus

      but of course, why a Neocon with multiple citizenships care what happens to doomed America

      • AntiLieGuy

        Theyre following the plan they set forth thousands of years ago for us human sheeple slaves. They doomed America on purpose.

  • new guy

    I can’t wait to see Russia stomp the Turks and Saudis like bugs. They will obliterate these terrorists and wipe them off the face of the earth.