There is no reason to envy Turkey for actively facilitating the solution of a European dispute or to draw unnecessary parallels. Quite the contrary, the West needs to support Turkish efforts to end this war – which happens to hurt everyone’s interests.
Russian invasion of Ukraine has mobilized NATO and the Western alliance, and it is finally creating a new conversation about the future of regional security arrangements
Regardless of the outcome of the talks, Europe won’t forget the Russian threat and Russia can no longer avoid being isolated from the Western-centered global economic system
The Russian threat should be expected to consolidate the growing sense of solidarity among NATO allies in the long run and force Europe to change its perspective
For the future of the EU, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is required to take bold actions, which can directly, or indirectly, impact Turkey's ties with the bloc as well