Despite the statements of Russian politicians about the strengthening of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the military field, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Ankara is a loyal ally of the North Atlantic Alliance, and Turkey is ready to support any NATO's operation against Russia if necessary.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu urged NATO to pay attention to the fact that in addition to deterring Russia at the Eastern borders of Europe, it is also necessary to support Turkey in these efforts. Turkish Minister noted that several ways to do that would be strengthening of the Alliance's troops on the Turkish territory and allocating additional weapons.
During the press conference, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that "Turkey does not object to NATO strengthening in the Baltic States and Poland because of Russia," reports CNN Türk. According to Çavuşoğlu, at the same time, the Alliance should not forget about other NATO members. "What they [Eastern European countries] need should also be given to us. We are also allies," said Çavuşoğlu.
Four days ago, Turkey demonstrated a fundamentally different position on this issue, saying that Ankara will not support NATO's plan to strengthen the Baltic States and Poland in the event of a possible attack by Russia if the Alliance doesn't assist Turkey in the fight against Kurdish armed groups in Syria.