NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance of Turkey for the alliance in an interview Thursday with French newspaper Le Figaro.
“All allies have criticized the operation, but no one questioned Turkey’s place in NATO,” Stoltenberg told the paper, referring to Operation Peace Spring launched by Turkey in October.
“Turkey joined the struggle against Daesh by allowing its allies to use their bases. Turkey, the only country in NATO on the border with Syria and Iraq,” he said.
“Turkey accommodates 3.6 million migrants. Turkey is very important for NATO. To understanding this, [we] need to look at