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Time to preemptively boot Turkey out of NATO (Updated)

If you’ve been following the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you probably already heard about a potentially significant fly that just dropped into the ointment of Findland and Sweden’s expected applications to join NATO. The fly in this case is Turkish tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Once the news broke of not only the two nations’ inclinations to join, but Russia’s threats to respond “militarily,” Erdogan stepped up to the microphone and said that Turkey is “not favorable” toward allowing those two countries to join. Because of the structure of NATO, where new members are only accepted if there is a consensus of agreement among the thirty existing members, every country that’s already in the club effectively has veto power over new additions. While Erdogan hasn’t firmly declared he will block the process, he has been playing footsie with Vladimir Putin for so long now that the odds of

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