İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has criticized the government's way of conducting energy policies, saying Turkey became dependent on Russia for its energy needs.
Turkey faces the outcomes of failure in these policies, as seen with the recent price hikes in energy, Akşener said on Oct. 13, addressing her party's lawmakers at the parliament.
Turkey's foreign minister said on Oct. 2 that Ankara is a strong NATO ally and fulfills its obligations.
Speaking at an event in the Aegean province of Aydın, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey's position in the 30-nation military alliance.
He criticized NATO that despite Turkey fulfilling all its obligations as part of the organization, it's defense needs are not always met.