NATO chief apologized to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 18 after a civilian Norwegian official depicted the Turkish leader as an “enemy collaborator” during a bloc exercise in Norway, according to a presidential source.

Turkey abandons Nato drill over portrayal as the enemy

Reports say Turkey’s president and founder were used to illustrate the enemy in the Nato exercise.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg apologized to Turkey on Nov. 17 over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies.”
There is an “international cooperation” against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Nov. 18.

Nato apologises to Turkey after Erdogan and Ataturk appear on ‘enemy chart’

Turkey withdraws 40 soldiers from Nato drill at joint warfare centre in Norway, in protest at incident

Nato’s secretary general has apologised to Turkey over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies”.

Erdoğan said Turkey withdrew 40 soldiers participating in the drills at Nato’s joint warfare centre in Stavanger, Norway, in protest at the incident and criticised the alliance. “There can be no such unity, no such alliance,” he said in an address to his ruling party’s provincial leaders.

 

The Turkish Lira weakened to 3.9 against the U.S. dollar after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comments criticizing Central Bank independence early on Nov. 17.
President Erdoğan has announced that Turkey has withdrawn its 40 soldiers from a NATO exercise. Erdoğan also signaled an offensive into Afrin: “We need to clear Afrin of the YPG”.
NATO has discharged the technician who added Atatürk to the “Biography of Enemy Leader”, and an officer who opened a fake social media account in the name of Erdoğan.
If Turkey moves forward with its buy of a Russian air defense system, it will not be permitted to plug into NATO technology and further action may be forthcoming that could affect the country’s acquisition or operation of the F-35, a top U.S. Air Force official was quoted as saying on Nov. 15 by the Defense News.

Turkey Sends Diplomatic Note to US Over Rıza Sarraf

Upon not being able to receive any information of Sarraf, who has been kept in custody for one and a half years in the US, Turkey has demanded information via diplomatic note.

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