(FNA) – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO will send additional AWACS early warning planes to Turkey in order to strengthen the country’s defense systems.
NATO will send additional AWACS early warning planes to Turkey in order to strengthen the country’s defense systems, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, Sputnik reported.
“We have visibly increased NATO’s presence in the eastern part of our Alliance. And to the south, we have agreed to increase the presence of AWACS early warning aircraft over Turkey,” Stoltenberg said presenting his annual report in Brussels.
The NATO chief added that NATO had tripled the size of its Response Force and would set up eight headquarters to ease planning and drills.
According to the report, NATO leaders will discuss the crisis in the southern borders and support of their partners during the alliance’s summit in Warsaw in July.
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