NATO prepares as Turkey calls security meeting
Turkey has called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security as it carries out air strikes on “Islamic State” and Kurdish rebels. Ankara has been responding after a week of terror attacks.
NATO announced that the North Atlantic Council – its decision-making body – would convene on Tuesday.
The gathering comes after Ankara invoked the alliance’s Article 4, which allows member states to request a meeting should they feel territorial integrity or security is under threat.
The Turkish Ministry is set to inform allies about airstrikes ordered by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after a week of violence. A suicide bomb linked to “Islamic State” (IS), near to the border with Syria, killed 32 people. An IS attack on Turkish forces also left one soldier dead.
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Source News: DW