NATO made an official statement on its website due to the comments by politicians and experts on the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to a statement, it has been published in view of speculative press reports regarding NATO's stance regarding the failed coup in Turkey and Turkey’s NATO membership:
Turkey's NATO membership is not in question. Our Alliance is committed to collective defence and founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law. NATO counts on the continued contributions of Turkey and Turkey can count on the solidarity and support of NATO, reads a statement.
On the night of the attempted coup and later the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to the Turkish Foreign Minister and the President Erdogan, strongly condemning the attempted coup and reiterating full support for Turkey’s democratic institutions.
The Speaker of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Germany, Sawsan Chebli commented on the process of normalization of the Turkey-Russia relations in the context of Turkey's membership in NATO.
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