European diplomats have warned the Turkish government that it cannot count on the NATO support should the conflict with Russia escalate into an armed conflict, according to German media.
Ankara has called for a joint ground operation in Syria with its international allies, insisting it is the only way to stop the country’s five-year war. Saudi Arabia has said it would be ready to take part in an international force to be deployed in Syria.
NATO is a paper tiger, a few bombing runs against Jihadis is about the peak of their European component nations willingness to fight.
Russia knows this, so does everybody else.