posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 01:40 AM
With their control of the Bosphorus and of oil transport from Russia, Turkey is actually in a pretty powerful position within NATO.
The fact that the EU rejected them probably left them a little bitter, but they may be feeling better about it now.
They are currently making NATO (the west) uncomfortable with their unrestrained oil purchases from Iran. When the full EU embargo on Iranian oil takes
effect next month it may force the issue.