A majority of Germans surveyed – 58 percent – support Turkey’s exclusion from NATO following Operation Peace In Syria. This is reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the YouGov poll.
Even more actively the German population supports economic sanctions against Ankara and the ban on exports – more than 60 percent of them voted for it. It is noted that only 18 percent of the population definitely opposed Turkey’s exclusion from NATO. It is known that more than 2,000 people took part in the poll. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the military operation in Syria on October 9. It was called the “World Source.” Its aim was to fight the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, banned in Turkey as a terrorist group) and the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia), as well as to establish a security zone along the entire border.
On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed after six hours of talks to bring Russian military police and Syrian troops to northern Syria and end the Turkish military operation.