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Removal of Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme ‘bad’ for NATO

Removing Turkey from the US-led F-35 stealth fighter jet programme will be bad for NATO, its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. The NATO chief made the comments on Wednesday, 17 July, the same day that the White House announced that Turkey’s continued involvement with the F-35 had been rendered “impossible”, just days after Ankara […]

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We remember: Turkey’s accession to NATO 65 years ago today

Feeling the chill of the Cold War, Turkey signed the Washington Treaty and joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, commonly referred to as NATO, on 18th Feb. 1952 – exactly 65 years ago. Twelve founding members, among them the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Belgium, Iceland, France, and Italy, had originally signed the Washington or […]