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16 Mar. 2016

NATO AWACS increases Assurance Measures to Turkey

MONS, Belgium - NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) has been deployed to one of its Forward Operating Bases (FOB) at Konya, Turkey to enhance the recognised Air and Maritime picture as part of the Alliance's tailored assurance measures to its southern Ally.

10 Feb. 2016

NATO boosts its defence and deterrence posture

NATO Defence Ministers took steps to strengthen the Alliance defence and deterrence posture on Wednesday (10 February 2016). “NATO Defence Ministers agreed on an enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of our Alliance,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The enhanced forward presence will be “multinational, to make clear that an attack against one Ally is an attack against all Allies, and that the Alliance as a whole will respond,” he stressed.

2 Feb. 2016

NATO Secretary General welcomes US announcement to strengthen military presence in Europe

Today, Secretary of Defence Ash Carter announced that the US plans to increase significantly its military presence in Europe.

17 Nov. 2015

NATO civil preparedness experts focus on enhanced security cooperation

Directors-General of NATO civil preparedness agencies will convene at NATO Headquarters on 18 and 19 November for their semi-annual meetings. They will discuss ways to improve national resilience in light of the new security environment.

8 Oct. 2015

NATO Defence Ministers take further steps to enhance collective defence

NATO Defence Ministers took further steps on Thursday (8 October 2015) to make the Alliance’s collective defence stronger. “This sends a clear message to all NATO citizens: NATO will defend you. NATO is on the ground. NATO is ready,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

5 Oct. 2015

NATO Secretary General expresses solidarity with Turkey following Russian air space violation

I just met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioğlu to discuss the recent military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Including the unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace by Russian combat aircraft.

5 Oct. 2015

Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria.

3 Sep. 2015

''Greater solidarity, strength and readiness'': NATO Secretary General marks opening of six new headquarters in Eastern Allies

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the inauguration of a NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Vilnius, Lithuania on Thursday (3 September 2015), calling the opening “a big step forward towards greater solidarity, greater strength, and greater readiness.” The Lithuanian NFIU is one of six small new headquarters activated this month in Lithuania, as well as in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania.

7 Aug. 2015

Czech Air Force Gripens conduct NATO air surveillance mission over Iceland

Four Czech Air Force JAS-39 Gripen aircraft are currently conducting air patrols and training in the skies above Iceland under the Alliance’s air surveillance mission for the Nordic NATO Ally. The fighter jets and 70 personnel took up their duties at the end of July. Their task is to provide “airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet Iceland’s peacetime preparedness needs.” The Czech Air Force will conduct the mission through 29 August 2015.

28 Jul. 2015

Statement by the North Atlantic Council following meeting under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty

The North Atlantic Council met today at Turkey’s request to hold consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, which states that “the parties will consult whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence, or security of any of the parties is threatened.”

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