NATO stands by Turkey in light of the recent developments  on the Turkish-Syrian border
NATO stands by Turkey in light of the recent developments on the Turkish-Syrian border

NATO continues to stand by Turkey in light of the recent developments on the Turkish-Syrian border.

As NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, said after an emergency meeting of North Atlantic Council, “the Alliance continues to closely follow the situation at NATO’s southeastern border.”

Jens Stoltenberg condemned the attack on Idlib by Damascus and Moscow and said: “Russia and Syria must facilitate the de-escalation of the situation, return to a cease-fire regime and abide by international law.”

NATO Secretary-General expressed his condolences to Turkey over the deaths of Turkish troops in Idlib.

“The alliance will continue to support Ankara. We augment their air defences, we have an AWACS plane helping to patrol the skies and we also have port visits and provide support in other ways. But allies are constantly looking into what more they can do to provide further support for Turkey,” Stoltenberg stressed.

In his speech, Stoltenberg called Turkey “a valuable ally.”

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