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Forthcoming period will be full of even more serious tests for Turkey - Erdogan

20 November 2017 [16:08] - TODAY.AZ

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It is not difficult to imagine that the forthcoming period will be full of even more serious tests for Turkey, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the Turkish media reported on November 20.

Erdogan noted that what happened during the NATO exercises held in Norway was directed not only against his personality, but also against Turkey as a whole.

“Given this, Turkey is prepared for anything,” he said.

On Nov. 18, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called Erdogan to apologize for the case during the alliance’s exercises held in Norway.

Earlier, Erdogan said that Turkey withdrew its servicemen participating in NATO exercises in Norway.

The reason is that photos of Turkey’s incumbent president, as well as first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were placed as conditional enemy images on the shooting range as part of the military exercises.

Erdogan added that such behavior does not correspond to the spirit of cooperation and alliance between Turkey and NATO.

The Turkish president said that around 40 Turkish servicemen were to participate in the exercises.


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