Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that NATO’s renewal is inevitable, Daily Sabah reported.
"We cannot comprehend the current situation with the mindset of 2000s," Erdoğan told reporters in Ankara Esenboğa Airport ahead of his departure for the summit in London.
NATO renewal is inevitable. Turkey expects the allies to seek ways to expand cooperation, rather than seek alternatives. Turkey also expects them to show solidarity on the issue of Ankara’s fight against terrorism, he said adding that all NATO states are obliged to support the reform of the alliance, this will allow for a more principled and decisive fight against terrorist organizations.
According to him, Turkey is an indispensable NATO country.
The NATO Summit will be held in the British capital on December 3-4. According to Ankara, the Turkish president expects to hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the meeting with US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK PM Boris Johnson.