Turkey commemorates 66 years of NATO membership

NATO’s Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance.

Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop “dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities”.

“We need to work harder than ever to equip NATO with the right perspective and adequate capability that its global duties require,” he added in a statement.

Conkar called on NATO and its allies to support Turkey’s fight against terror organizations.

Without naming any country or terror groups, he stressed that some of Turkey’s allies were supporting and working with terror groups. “To give terrorist organizations international legitimacy is neither compatible with NATO values ​​nor its spirit.”

He reiterated Turkey’s determination towards supporting “world peace, stability and security”.