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NATO urges Turkey, allies to de-escalate tensions

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Turkey and its NATO allies to reduce tensions stoked by Ankara's demands.

Published: 13th March 2017 06:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2017 06:15 PM   |  A+A-


BRUSSELS: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged Turkey and its NATO allies to reduce tensions stoked by Ankara's demands that it be allowed to send government officials to rally Turks living in Germany and The Netherlands.

"I will encourage all allies to show mutual respect, to be calm and have a measured approach to contribute to de-escalate the tensions," Stoltenberg said when asked about the standoff ahead of Turkey's referendum on presidential rule.

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