NATO PA President calls for restraint, and a rapid and full return to constitutional government in Turkey
Washington/Brussels, 16 July 2016 - “NATO nations are bound together by their common commitment to democracy and the rule of law. This includes government through democratically elected institutions and the subordination of the armed forces to these institutions", Assembly President, Hon. Michael R Turner (United States) stated today.
Assembly President Hon. Michael Turner (United States) has strongly condemned the terrorist outrage in Nice during France’s Bastille Day celebrations.
15 July 2016, Washington/Brussels - “Last night’s horrific attack against innocent people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice represents an assault on our shared civilizational values”, said Mr Turner. “Such outrages, however, only reinforce our sense of solidarity and collective resolve to defend those values.”
Warsaw, 8 July 2016 - NATO PA President Hon. Michael R. Turner (United States) addressed NATO’s leaders at their Summit in Warsaw today. Since 1997, successive Assembly Presidents have been invited to present the Assembly’s key concerns and recommendations to Summits of NATO’s Heads of State and Government.
Athens, Greece, 30 June 2016 – Greece is hosting over 57,000 refugees caught in limbo as access to the north remains closed, forcing them to choose between registering for potential relocation through the EU refugee plan or applying for asylum in Greece. The country has already invested hundreds of millions of Euros in building camps, and is spending over €2.5 million a day to care for refugees, Greek officials told a delegation of NATO legislators on a visit to the country earlier this week.
Skopje, 30 June 2016 – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* is caught in a prolonged political crisis. Short of a more active involvement by NATO and the European Union (EU), this situation carries with it a continued and serious risk of destabilisation, NATO legislators heard in meetings in Skopje earlier this week.
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