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Stoltenberg: Turkey is an important ally of NATO, but vulnerable

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The union with Turkey is of key importance for the EU and NATO, but the current situation inside the country makes its position very vulnerable, reports TASS Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the Norwegian media on the eve of his visit to Istanbul.




“Turkey is an important ally, but also a vulnerable ally,” said the Secretary General, noting that “Turkey’s geographical position makes it a key member of the alliance, which contributes to the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) and the resolution of the migration crisis ".

“It is therefore extremely important that we (other members of NATO) continue to work in close alliance with Turkey. This is important for the rest of Europe, ”added Stoltenberg.

On Sunday, the Secretary General arrived in Istanbul to participate in the work of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. During the visit, he will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

“(The event) involves parliamentarians from all NATO member countries representing a wide range of political parties. I believe that an open discussion will take place, during which different points of view on the situation in Turkey will be expressed. This is one of the goals of the existence of NATO, which is also a platform for democratic debate, ”said Stoltenberg on the eve of the visit.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 21 November 2016 13: 07
    +2
    Good tactics of the NATO Secretary General. It is called verbiage. We sat, battered, parted. Erdogan is still patted on the shoulder, then.
    1. The black
      The black 21 November 2016 13: 13
      +2
      Unable to overthrow Pirdogoanchik, the west decided to flirt with him. And Pirdogashka will play on the contradictions between Russia and the West.
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 21 November 2016 13: 38
        +1
        Presumably, from the words of Stoltenberg, NATO is an invulnerable block, wait, Trump will take office, he will thin out the size of the alliance.
      2. electrooleg
        electrooleg 21 November 2016 13: 48
        +1
        All weapons were removed from their bases located in Turkey, and now they are talking about vulnerability. Well, aren't they cynical parasites? As always, kidanuli partner laughing Well done, what.
      3. Samen
        Samen 21 November 2016 14: 30
        +1
        This is one of the goals of NATO, which is also a platform for democratic debate. ”

        The power block is a conductor of democracy ?! Do not make me funny !!!
        Democratic Saltunat - even funnier !!!
        The NATO soldiers, too, began to play (or record ...?), However ...
  2. 210ox
    210ox 21 November 2016 13: 12
    +2
    Turkey spit on you .. More precisely Erdogan’s top ..
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 21 November 2016 13: 14
    +5
    “Turkey is important but vulnerable ...“ this is apparently a warning to Erdogan, such as do not rock the boat, fulfill your role.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 21 November 2016 13: 31
      +2
      Quote: newbie
      “Turkey is important

      for them, the partner is solely due to the geographical location with the straits.
      Noting that “Turkey’s geographical position makes it a key member of the alliance, which contributes to the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group

      And at the expense of igil Stoltenberg just lied ... this is their creation.
      Quote: newbie
      but vulnerable.

      It seems to me vulnerable, he mentioned in the vein of summer events and is now trying to make a good face with a bad game ... like if we don’t throw you like in the summer, although rumor has it that Merkel did not give his plane any go-ahead.
      In general, Erodogash, it so happened, by his own example, once again made sure that the Naglo-Saxons, as before, try to rake in the heat with their hands and pump them on the "interests" of the Turks, the English "gentleman" has rules only in relation to other "gentlemen" and it can be equal only the Anglo-Saxons ... the rest of the Europeans are already less and all the rest are "dirty and not washed" although they themselves learned to wash from the Arabs.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 21 November 2016 13: 39
        +4
        all right. I think Turkey will not be allowed to get out of NATO, the Turks will have to strain a lot. I suppose right up to the intervention to hold the straits.
  4. lelikas
    lelikas 21 November 2016 13: 20
    +1
    Quote: 210ox
    Turkey spit on you .. More precisely Erdogan’s top ..

    They there, along the way, spat on everyone.
  5. novobranets
    novobranets 21 November 2016 13: 23
    +1
    Erdogan is seriously considering Turkey's accession to the SCO. Tired of scratching him at the door of the EU. Here is the gene sec, the point is bench press. In the SCO, Turkey can be persuaded to leave this club DB (according to Lavrov), and she is an important member of this gang.
  6. Zaval
    Zaval 21 November 2016 13: 44
    +2
    Turkey's main "vulnerability", according to NATO, is Erdogan's rapprochement with Russia. This is what prevents the "solution of the migration crisis" and the "successful fight against IS". At the beginning of the year, before Erdogan's apology, Turkey was not so "vulnerable", and the fear of Trump makes Turkey's vulnerability within NATO very serious.
  7. prior
    prior 21 November 2016 16: 01
    0
    Bespectacled man!
    Forget about Turkey. Turkish tomatoes are more important than such allies.
  8. razved
    razved 21 November 2016 23: 29
    0
    Does he want to offer stabilization help?
  9. behemot
    behemot 22 November 2016 20: 16
    0
    Yes, everything is vulnerable. Let me guess. Again Russia? Urgently stumble there bases, and then suddenly the Russians will attack Turkey. How this bespectacled enrages. Why our Foreign Ministry does not ask, Stoltenberg, are you responsible for the bazaar?
  10. Niccola Mack
    Niccola Mack 23 November 2016 08: 43
    0
    I believe that an open discussion will take place during which various points of view on the situation in Turkey will be expressed. This is one of the goals of NATO’s existence, which is also a platform for democratic debate, ”Stoltenberg said on the eve of the visit.


    I understood what I said!
    "Democratic debates" under the strict guidance of the Yusovites will now go "to the west", and Erdogan is entirely worried about the question - what will I have with you (or "how to fuck you")?