Erdogan: NATO should give more support to member states in their fight against terrorism

Erdogan: NATO should give more support to member states in their fight against terrorism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have a packed schedule during a visit to Brussels, where he will attend a NATO summit, and reiterate Turkey's determination to seek support and cooperation from allies in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at Ankara Esenboğa Airport before his departure for Brussels, Erdoğan said terrorism is not the problem of a single country, but the entire world and highlighted that NATO needs to be more active, more supportive for allies in the fight against terrorism, Daily Sabah writes.

"NATO should reinforce its deterrence, needs to be more active, more supportive for allies in the fight against terrorism" Erdoğan told reporters. Erdoğan said that the meeting was taking place in an era of "increased global uncertainties" and asymmetric menaces that are threatening the country's security.

"Terror is the primary threat among those menaces. NATO countries should be in full cooperation. The latest terror attacks have proven that terror is not a regional problem," said Erdoğan and offered his condolences to those who lost their lives in the recent terror attack in Manchester claimed by Daesh.

Erdoğan added that global threats could only be solved with global cooperation, adding NATO should give more support to member states in their fight against terrorism. "There is a differentiation such as "my" terrorist and "your" terrorist. We should take care of these problems at a global level. Instant intelligence sharing is a must. We will meet with several leaders to discuss the issue," he said.

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