Greece blocked NATO statement in support of Turkey

ATHINA, (BM) – Greece vetoed a statement by the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in support of Turkey amid aggravation of the situation in Syrian Idlib, learned citing Greek the newspaper Vima reports.

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The corresponding instruction was given by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias in connection with the fact that the text of the statement did not include Greece’s proposal to refer to compliance with the 2016 agreement between Turkey and the European Union on refugees and migrants, the newspaper said.

Greece’s concern is caused by Turkey’s statements about the inability to control the migration flow from Syria to the EU countries, the newspaper said. It is emphasized that the Greek demand for a reference to the agreement in the text of the NATO statement met resistance from Germany, France, Britain and the United States.

Syrian government forces shelled the Turkish military in Idlib, killing 33 Turkish soldiers and injuring more than 30 people. The Russian Ministry of Defense explained that the Syrian troops fired at the settlement of Behun with terrorists in the Idlib zone.

At the same time, there were Turkish military in the Behun region, which should not have been there. The Russian side, in turn, has taken comprehensive measures for a complete ceasefire by the Syrian forces, as well as the evacuation of dead and wounded Turkish military personnel in Turkey.


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