Although the alliance put off making a decision on the fate of NATO's 9,600-strong support mission, they opted to expand a training mission in Iraq to "around 4,000" personnel.
Ankara calls on NATO allies to stand with the country against acts of terrorism on the 69th anniversary of Turkey’s membership in the alliance.
Global crises are no anomaly in recent history and multilateral institutions have generally emerged stronger in their wake.
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said nobody would send any additional advisers or troops or mercenaries from any neighbouring countries to Libya as long as the truce is observed.
Turkey will retaliate if the US halts weapons sales to the country, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoglu as the US released a $717 billion annual defence policy bill, including a temporary halt for weapon sales to Turkey.
The exercise aims to provide training for mine and mortar planning, execution, and to improve the cooperation of mine mortar elements of different countries.
A retired Turkish army major returned his NATO certificate and medal after Ankara reacted strongly to the recent NATO drill incident in Norway.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who is on a four-day visit to Japan, says a "global response" is needed to thwart North Korea's threats.
Several members of the alliance feel concerned over Ankara's plan to purchase Moscow's sophisticated S-400 anti-missile defence systems.
With growing worry over the spread of militancy and failing states on their borders, NATO members last year saw the first annual growth in defence spending relative to the size of their economies since 2009.
US Vice President Mike Pence also called on European allies to carry their share of the burden, saying "the promise of sharing the burden of our defence has gone unfulfilled by too many for too long and it erodes the very foundation of our alliance."
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