Turkey’s retreat from the West continues…

President Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five

Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
China is willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, the Shanghai Pact, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Nov. 21 after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his country could join
Reuters – Nov 20, 4:21 AM

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union ‘at all costs’ and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. NATO member

Several members of the Turkish military stationed at a NATO base in southeast Germany have sought asylum in the country to avoid returning to Turkey, the German DPA news agency has reported.
Some Turkish officers posted to Nato have sought asylum since the failed military coup, Nato says.
Two Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants of Czech origin were captured by Turkish security forces on Oct. 13 in the southeastern Turkish province of Şırnak.

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