NATO Secretary General Discusses Eastern Mediterranean Situation with Erdogan

August 28, 2020 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today to discuss recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean.

They also discussed exploring deconfliction mechanisms to prevent incidents and accidents. The Secretary General reiterated the importance of dialogue and de-escalation, and stressed that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of Allied solidarity and in accordance with international law. Mr. Stoltenberg also recalled that Turkey and Greece have been committed NATO Allies for decades, working together with all other Allies to address common security challenges.

This follows the Secretary General’s recent discussions on the Eastern Mediterranean with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and with the Greek foreign and defence ministers earlier this week.

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