German political scientist Alexander Rahr believes that if it is revealed that Washington was involved in the failed Turkish coup attempt, Ankara may very well leave NATO and join Chinese and Russian-led security and economic organizations instead.
Earlier this month, elements of the Turkish military attempted to carry out a coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party. Since then, speculation has emerged that the coup may have been orchestrated by followers of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish billionaire preacher who is in self-imposed exile in the United States.
Speaking at an expert panel organized by the Rossiya Segodnya news agency on Thursday, German political scientist Alexander Rahr suggested that if some foreign power is proven to have been involved in the attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, Ankara will be forced to radically reconsider its geopolitical alignment.
Source: If Ankara finds out U.S. was involved in coup attempt Turkey may leave NATO