BERLIN — Turkey#8217;s foreign minister states Ankara needs defense cooperation with nations outdoors NATO because some Western partners are reluctant to market his nation equipment or exchange information.
Cavusoglu stated: #8220;It#8217;s obvious that people should also cooperate along with other partners on purchasing and selling weapons systems. Since there are NATO partners who, for instance, deny us the purchase of air defense systems or even the exchange of knowledge.Inch
Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was cited Monday as telling German daily Bild that Poultry is #8220;certainly one of NATO#8217;s greatest supporters.#8221; He ignored speculation that Poultry could ultimately leave the Western alliance, saying the concept has been elevated #8220;by anti-Turkish circles, not by us.#8221;
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a week ago visited Russia on his first foreign trip since a unsuccessful military coup on This summer 15.