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Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eve

WorldNews Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Turkey threatens to block NATO plan on summit eveBy Robin Emmott LONDON (Reuters) - Turkey will oppose a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance backs it in recognising a Kurdish militia as a terrorist group, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of an alliance summit in London. The threat underlined the mounting challenges to a bloc hailed by backers as the most successful military alliance in history just as its leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, gather in London to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Turkey's defiance will only add to doubts over the political future of NATO, already described by French President Emmanuel Macron as "brain dead" and undermined by Trump's questioning of the entire...
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Turkey will oppose NATO&apos;s plan for the defence of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognise groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

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