The Fragile Alliance - Cracks in NATO

In addition to Germany siding with Russia over a gas pipeline, Turkey is also at odds with the rest of NATO

President Trump has been making news this week during his meetings with NATO Alliance members in Brussels, calling upon…

A bigger issue for NATO, however, is Turkey, which has been pulling closer to Russia's orbit even as the country's government has slipped deeper into Islamic and heavy-handed rule by its increasingly Putin-like president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is buying Russian military equipment and building a nuclear power plant with the help of the Russians. In the past it has also bombed US-backed Kurdish allies in Syria and roughed up protesters against the regime in the U.S.