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Türkiye will have a say in NATO's future as it has in its past, present: Erdogan

Ankara will pursue independent foreign policy, continue to make required contributions to NATO, says Turkish president

Gozde Bayar   | 30.06.2022
Türkiye will have a say in NATO's future as it has in its past, present: Erdogan

ANKARA

Türkiye will have a say in NATO’s future as it has in its past and present, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

“As we pursue our independent foreign policy, we will continue to make the required contributions to NATO in the spirit of the Alliance,” he said in a series of tweets about the Madrid summit that concluded earlier in the day.

Erdogan said the summit gave him the “opportunity to meet with many heads of state and government.”

The Turkish president held meetings with leaders of the US, Germany, France, England, Spain, Netherlands, Austria and EU on the sidelines of the summit.

Discussions during the meetings mainly focused on developments in Ukraine, he said.

Erdogan hailed the Madrid huddle as “one of NATO’​​​​​​​s most significant summits throughout its history.”

“We endorsed the Strategic Concept, which will replace the document adopted at the 2010 Lisbon summit and sets out the Alliance’s future prospects,” he added.​​​​​​​

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