Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Turkey pulls out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise after Erdoğan put on 'enemies' list

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Howard Terry | 18 November, 2017, 00:23

A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official, who asked to remain anonymous, told Xinhua that two separate incidents occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that his military chief had ordered the withdrawal of 40 troops active in the exercises when it came to light that his name had been added to an enemy poster alongside a portrait of modern Turkey's founder, the revered Mustafa Ataturk, Efe news agency reported.

The development comes just hours after Erdogan had announced that he had ordered 40 Turkish troops to be removed from the exercise, saying that he saw such act as offensive.

"They said they had chose to pull our troops out and will do so, so we told them to not stop and go ahead and take our 40 soldiers out of there".

The country has the second largest military force in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and is involved both in coalition efforts against so-called Islamic State and in Nato's Afghanistan mission. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has been in contact with the Norwegian authorities on this issue.

Mr Stoltenberg apologised again at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada.

Norway's defence minister also apologized on Friday.

Stoltenberg said in the statement that the incident which happened during a recently concluded exercise at NATO's Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger was "the result of an individual's actions and did not reflect the NATO's views".

The message was written by a Norwegian national who was hired to work on staff during exercise, he said, adding that the individual was removed from the exercise as a outcome of the incident. According to its website, it has a staff of 250 made up of civilians from 11 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states, including Turkey.

"The message does not reflect Norway's views or policies and I apologize for the content of the message", he added.

In March, the Norwegian government caused fury in Turkey by granting political asylum to five Turkish officers based in Norway who had refused to return home after the July failed 2016 coup attempt.

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