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    NATO – SOLIDARITY DEFICIT

    The two day summit of the leaders of NATO countries on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of signing the treaty establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization began yesterday in London. During the meeting, the leaders touched on the subject of the controversy surrounding recent public statements by the presidents of France and Turkey. The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda led the Polish delegation during deliberations.

     Last year, Donald Trump speculated about whether the United States might leave NATO, but  didn’t advance the idea. Now, in the light of the conflict with President Macron, media speculates whether the US president could be about to decide  on a US withdrawal from NATO.

     

    From the Polish point of view, the summit on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO’s birth could be crucial. That is because leaders of  member states will make decisions about sharing the financial burdens associated with the alliance, more equally among themselves as well as increasing the ability to faster reactions in case of critical situations. Jens Stoltenberg commented on the matter declaring the need of cooperation for NATO.
     

    Before his flight to London, the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdoğan, mentioned his phone call with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Erdogan announced that if the allies of NATO don’t recognize the terrorist formations which the Turkish army fights with, then Turkey will not stand by the NATO’s plan regarding the creation of defense plans for the Baltic states

     

     ”I spoke with the President of Poland the other day. He asked if we can meet together in London. I said yes, of course, it’ll be a pleasure. But if our friends from NATO don’t recognize the terrorist formations which we fight with, then we’re sorry, but we will have to stand up against everyone”- says Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey.

    The NATO summit in London will last till tomorrow.
     

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