Turkey approves NATO Baltic, Poland buildup in exchange for support in war against Kurds

Daily Sabah
February 20, 2022
Turkey withdraws veto on NATO defense plan for Poland, Baltics
NATO Tuesday approved a new defense plan for Poland and the Baltic states after the allies reached a compromise with Turkey which had been vetoing it, officials said.
The deal marked a breakthrough after months of talks over Turkey’s demand to receive more support in its fight against YPG/PKK terrorists before it allowed the plan to come into effect.
NATO leaders agreed to the plan at a summit in December but Ankara has until now stopped it from being enacted.
NATO defense plans are classified but Lithuanian officials have repeatedly said they were seeking stronger air defense and swifter deployment of allied forces in case of crisis.
A NATO diplomatic source in Brussels and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told Agence France-Presse that the plans were approved but did not give further details.
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Turkey supports Georgia’s integration into NATO

21 February 2022
Turkey attaches great importance to the peace and security in the region, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Shentop said at a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Shalva Papuashvili, APA‘s local bureau reports.
He said that Turkey supports Georgia’s integration into NATO and other Euro-Atlantic organizations, as well as its territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Shentop noted that trade between the two countries reached $ 2.1 billion in 2021.
During the meeting, the parliaments of Turkey and Georgia signed a document on cooperation.
Published at https://apa.az/en/europe/turkey-supports-georgias-integration-into-nato-368831

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