Secretary General announces North Atlantic Council to meet following Turkey's request for Article 4 consultations

  • 26 Jul. 2015 -
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  • Press Release (2015) 108
  • Issued on 26 Jul. 2015
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  • Last updated: 26 Jul. 2015 18:29

The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on Tuesday 28 July, following a request by Turkey to hold consultations under article 4 of NATO's founding Washington Treaty.

Press Conference NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Under article 4 of the Treaty, any Ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

Turkey requested the meeting in view of the seriousness of the situation after the heinous terrorist attacks in recent days, and also to inform Allies of the measures it is taking. NATO Allies follow developments very closely and stand in solidarity with Turkey.