Macron: The Turkish attack on the eastern Euphrates raised many questions before NATO

Macron: The Turkish attack on the eastern Euphrates raised many questions before NATO

Nov 30 2019

ARK News: French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his hope that at their summit in London on December 3-4, NATO leaders would discuss Turkish intervention in Syria, which he described as a threat to international coalition operations against ISIS.

At a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Paris on Thursday, Macron touched on the issue of solidarity among the member states of the alliance, saying: "The party declares its commitment to collective defense is not enough, what is required is the actions and decisions rather than words."

In this context, the French President, in a speech published on the site of the Elysee Palace, that "the military intervention by Turkey in northeastern Syria a few weeks ago posed serious questions require an answer."

Macron said that the issue of the rights and obligations of Member States towards each other, saying: "Each alliance requires solidarity among allies, and the conditions of that refrain from making decisions that reflect on the security of others, without coordination with them.

Macron said he hoped NATO leaders would discuss the issue, as well as another problem: the compatibility between Russia's S-400 anti-air systems recently acquired by Ankara and the weapons used by the alliance.


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