Russian Liberal Democratic Party President Vladimir Zhirinovsky: Erdogan told me that Turkey is going to leave NATO
Russian Liberal Democratic Party President Vladimir Zhirinovsky during a parliamentary meeting said that, Turkey’s President Erdogan wants to leave NATO. According to Sputnik, Zhirinovsky said “Erdogan personally told me that.” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu also was available in the meeting.
Reminding his visit to Turkey in November 2016, Jirinovski used the following statement: “I have met with President Erdogan. He told me personally that, Turkey is going to leave NATO in the future. Today, the trio alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran is about to be formed. So that makes sense. “
Zhirinovsky claimed he already said that, Erdogan might have the possibility of leaving NATO in December 2016 on the Poedinoks TV program (Duel) which streamed on the Russian state-run Rossiya 1 TV channel. “The Presidents determine the foreign policy of a country. We can argue as much as we can, but the presidents give the final decision. I heard these words when I met Erdogan. Erdogan repeatedly appealed to the Russian government to be part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He also used phrases like ‘We may have a chance to leave NATO’ after a long discussion with me.