The move comes despite Russia's concerns that NATO enlargement would have destabilising consequences for security in Europe.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg discussed Covid-19 developments, situation in Syria and Libya.
Turkey's partnership with NATO has been immensely beneficial to NATO.
NATO leaders are meeting in the English capital for a 70th anniversary summit that was marred before it started with the French president's comments that the alliance was 'brain dead'.
The leaders of countries with NATO’s largest armies are taking pot shots at each other.
Turkey's President Erdogan slams Emmanuel Macron over the latter's criticisms of NATO alliance, saying it was Macron who was suffering "brain death".
US President Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards NATO doesn't serve its own long-term interests.
"Tremendous progress has been made and NATO's much stronger," Trump told reporters at a White House meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the alliance's 70th anniversary celebrations in Washington.
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