Nato Watch Observatory No 21, May 2011

“Targeted assassinations are the devices of criminal gangs and not civilised states”: a sentence from May’s Nato Watch Observatory No 21. 

The Observatory is a comprehensive source of analysis and reports on NATO’s current action drawing on authors and sources from many countries. It can be read here

As one of the countries attempting mediation from time to time, sometimes partnered by Russia or Brazil, ‘Turkey watchers’ will use the newsletter’s link to a Wall Street Journal article: “Why Turks Don’t Like NATO”, which gives striking statistics showing the rise of anti NATO stances in Turkey since 2004. 

Turkey has been featured five times on this site, most recently in April: Turkey: will not fire on or bomb Libyans, but offers help.

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