It is important to mention that Turkey is both a NATO member and “a friend of Russia”. In other words, they are suffering from an identity crisis.
Earlier today Putin was trying to convince Erdogan that the Russian interpretation of the Montreux Convention is the correct interpretation and to close the straights to the U.S. Navy.
Turkey’s future in NATO is going to grow even more precarious in the unlikely event Ukraine joins NATO, as they will be contractually obliged to defend their allies against their pals, the Russians.
Again, mind boggled that the E.U., minus the United Kingdom, remains out of the picture. Considering NATO’s official position on the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_37750.htm … They are sure as fuck are not lifting a finger to enforce it.