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The Turkey-NATO Deal On Sweden Is A Disaster

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that, just hours before NATO’s Vilnius Summit, he had finally done the impossible:

Convinced Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Sweden’s NATO accession.

President Biden’s team, working assiduously in the background, may want to share Stoltenberg’s supposed triumph.

They should not.

What NATO officials bill as a diplomatic masterstroke is actually a disaster in the making.

Put aside Turkey’s humiliation of Sweden and the erosion, at Erdogan’s behest, of free speech and democracy in that country.

And put aside the hypocrisy of treating Kurds in Sweden as…

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