Turkish Foreign Minister Calls for Georgia’s NATO Membership

Turkey’s foreign minister called for the enlargement of NATO and the addition of Georgia to the body in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Reuters reports.

“I don’t understand why we have not invited Georgia, or we haven’t activated the action plan for Georgia to become a member,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a panel conversation at the annual assembly of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“We are criticized for having relatively better relations with Russia as a neighbor, but our western friends are not agreeing to invite Georgia because they don’t want to provoke Russia. But Georgia needs us, and we need an ally like Georgia. So, we need enlargement and Georgia should be made a member,” the Turkish FM concluded.

by B.Alexishvili

23 January 2020 17:04