Delfi: Turkey blocks defense plan NATO

Delfi: Турция блокирует план обороны НАТО

After the media reported that Turkey refused to approve the defense plans of NATO to the Baltic countries and Poland, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania expressed hope that the necessary decisions will be taken before the summit, which will take place next week.”Final decision yet. We are in the process of conciliation and hope that some decisions will be agreed before the summit in London, which will be held in early December,” — said Linas Linkevičius BNS on Tuesday evening.News Agency Reuters reported on Tuesday that Turkey refused to support the defense plans of the Baltic States and Poland, if she doesn’t get stronger support from the Alliance in the fight against Kurdish armed formation of the Supreme Kurdish Council (YPG) in Northern Syria. Linkyavichyus refused to comment in detail military planning and the position of Turkey, but acknowledged that Ankara wants NATO documents that reflect her views on the Kurdish organizations.”I would not want to go into details because many of the documents still under negotiation, Yes, there are different interpretations and interests. The truth is that Turkey is very important to document relations with some Kurdish factions, and this is a long process, this is indicated not only in this case,” — said Linkyavichyus.”It would be wrong to claim that there is some disagreement or blocking. The process is in full swing”, he added.NATO leaders will meet in London on 3-4 December. NATO first adopted defence plans for the Baltic States in 2010, and after the annexation of Crimea, they were updated, but discussion of the details of the plans still in progress.

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