|Updated: 19-Feb-2003||NATO Press Releases|
19 Feb. 2003
Statement from the Spokesman
NATO’s Defence Planning Committee today authorised the military authorities to implement, as a matter of urgency, defensive measures to assist Turkey. This follows the February 16 meeting of the Defence Planning Committee which requested the military authorities to provide military advice to the DPC on a number of possible missions to help Turkey, which had requested consultations within the framework of Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty.