Turkey supports Ukraine’s prospects for membership in NATO

The country will continue to assist Ukraine in meeting the criteria for membership to the Alliance.REUTERSREUTERS

The Republic of Turkey supports the prospect of Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

That is according to a joint statement made following a meeting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on October 16.

“The Republic of Turkey supports Ukraine’s perspective for membership to the North Atlantic Alliance and welcomes Ukraine’s recognition as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner,” reads the statement, as reported by Ukrainian President’s Office on its website.

“The Republic of Turkey will continue to assist Ukraine in meeting the criteria for membership to the Alliance, as well as the interoperability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with NATO, including through appropriate joint military exercises,” it said.

Zelensky and Erdogan emphasize the importance of joint efforts to strengthen peace, security and stability in the Black Sea region through regional mechanisms and NATO.

(c)UNIAN 2020


  • Sadly Zelensky doesn’t…

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  • It seems that Erdogoon really wants to mess up his relationship with the pedophile dwarf in the Kremlin.

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    • Russia does not and has never considered Turkey a strategic ally, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian radio stations.

      According to him, Russia does not share Turkey’s view on the possibility of a military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and considers the presence of Turkey’s troops in Syria illegitimate.


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