Which alone provides NATO the opportunity to deploy nuclear weapons in a nation bordering Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

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Hurriyet Daily News
June 3, 2022

NATO official lauds Turkey’s role in alliance

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sought to underscore the alliance’s appreciation of Turkey as an “important ally.”

He offered the conciliatory words to Ankara ahead of a planned gathering of senior officials from Sweden, Finland and Turkey in Brussels next week to discuss Turkey’s opposition to the Nordic countries joining the defense alliance.

Stoltenberg made the comments to reporters after meeting with President Joe Biden and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan at the White House for what was billed as preparatory talks for the Madrid NATO Summit to be held this month.

Stoltenberg also seemed to go out of his way to note Turkey’s value to the alliance.

“I think we need to also recognize that Turkey is an important ally. Turkey contributes to our security in many different ways,” said Stoltenberg…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has insisted Finland and Sweden must show more respect for Turkish sensitivities about terrorism since the countries filed their NATO applications. He is refusing to budge over what he says is their alleged support for PKK terrorist organization.

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