On February 18, 2022, Turkey marks 70 years since its accession to NATO. Within this timeframe, Turkey has been one of the most significant members of the strategic alliance. Indeed, this partnership has been beneficial for both sides. While NATO has contributed to Turkey’s security, Turkey, on the other hand, has been one of the leading contributing partners within the alliance. Within this framework, Turkey has the second biggest army, after the U.S., within the alliance and at the same time is among the top 10 states that contribute the most to the NATO budget.
By keeping in mind the importance of the Turkey-NATO partnership, in this special report, we have brought our readers different views on this partnership from several experts. We asked them to evaluate the existing relationship and at the same time assess Turkey’s future role in the strategic alliance. Lastly, each of the experts also provided several policy recommedations for both parties.