Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it does not recognize terrorism threats: Erdogan

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, 22 October 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will oppose NATO’s plan for the defense of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognize groups that Turkey is fighting as terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London.

Speaking in Ankara, Erdogan also said Turkey expects unconditional support in its fight against terrorist threats.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun

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