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''Turkey is a valuable NATO ally,'' says NATO Chairman

From 7 to 8 September 2020, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Istanbul, Turkey as part of his regular visits to Allied member nations. The two-day official visit comprised of meetings with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Hulusi Akar, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, and with the Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Yasar Guler. While in Ankara, the Chairman toured NATO’s Centre of Excellence – Defence against Terrorism and the Centre of Excellence - Defence against Terrorism Command and Partnership for Peace (PfP) Training. Topics of discussion during the visit focused on Turkey’s contributions to NATO operations, missions and activities, the regional security situation and NATO 2030.
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Fighting COVID-19 with science

Since the start of the pandemic, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has tapped into its broad network of scientists and research institutions in NATO and partner countries to find innovative solutions against the spread of the coronavirus. The Programme was established with similar objectives in mind: to address emerging and ongoing security challenges, such as the one posed by the current pandemic, through collaborative initiatives.
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KFOR requests international assistance in their response to COVID-19

On 31 August 2020 the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for international assistance from KFOR.
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North Atlantic Council meets to address assassination attempt on Alexey Navalny

The North Atlantic Council met on Friday (4 September 2020) to address the assassination attempt on Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny. Germany briefed Allies on the toxicology findings of their specialist laboratory. “There is proof beyond doubt that Mr. Navalny was poisoned using a military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok group,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

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NATO Secretary General statement on technical talks for de-confliction in the Eastern Mediterranean

Following my discussions with Greek and Turkish leaders, the two Allies have agreed to enter into technical talks at NATO to establish mechanisms for military de-confliction to reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. Greece and Turkey are valued Allies, and NATO is an important platform for consultations on all issues that affect our shared security. I remain in close touch with all concerned Allies to find a solution to the tensions in the spirit of NATO solidarity.
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Canadian CF-188 jets start enhanced air policing mission in Romania

The Canadian Armed Forces Air Task Force–Romania will begin their enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania on Saturday, 5 September, after receiving their readiness certification from NATO at a ceremony held at the Romanian Air Force Base Mihail Kogalniceanu on 3 September.
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Deputy Secretary General addresses meeting of the Aqaba Process

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană took part in a virtual meeting of the Aqaba Process on Wednesday (2 September 2020). The Aqaba Process is an initiative by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to enhance global coordination and cooperation to counter terrorism.
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Last Goodbye to old NATO Headquarters!

The site and the building of the old NATO Headquarters in Brussels were returned to the Alliance’s host country Belgium during a small ceremony today (1 September 2020). After the spaces were emptied and the temporary structures removed, the old building was handed over to its owner, the Belgian Ministry of Defence.
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NATO munitions project delivers one year ahead of schedule

Today (1 September 2020), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first of three shipments of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) for 2020, acquired through one of NATO’s multinational High Visibility Projects involving 13 Allies and one NATO partner(1). The PGMs, produced in the United States, are arriving between three to twelve months ahead of schedule. The total value of this acquisition is over 44 million US dollars.

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