Stoltenberg: Turkey is an important ally

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday called Turkey “extremely important“.

"I think that we need to understand that Turkey is an important ally. Because you can just look at the map and then you see that Turkey is extremely important," said Stoltenberg at an online event with California-based Stanford University.

The NATO chief said it is nothing new that the alliance has seen differences between alliesq saying the alliance is a platform to address differences and disagreements.

The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, migration and Ankara's decision to acquire the Russian S-400 air defense system are, according to Stoltenberg, among the concerning issues between Turkey and its NATO allies. /BGNES