Turkey celebrates "the 68th anniversary of NATO membership" with a provocative message



The Turkish government released a video to celebrate the 68th anniversary of NATO membership, which includes a map of Cyprus marked in red.

"Today we proudly celebrate the 68th anniversary of Turkey's accession to NATO. Throughout the 68 years, our country has protected NATO's borders and upheld the alliance's values and principles," Osman Aşkın Bak, who is also a lawmaker of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), said in a tweet.

This is another provocative tactic.

Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was photographed standing in front of a map that depicts half of the Aegean Sea as well as the eastern coast of Crete belonging to Turkey.


*Credit: T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı

Erdogan photographed in front of “Turkey, Blue Homeland” map