NATO has shared a solidarity video with Turkey on Twitter, saying “Turkey is NATO.”
The video shared with the hashtag #WeAreNATO on Feb. 20 features Turkey’s process of joining the alliance and the country’s roles in it.
“Our support to NATO dates back to 1952, when Turkey joined the alliance. We are one of the largest contributors to NATO missions and operations,” Lt. Col. Esra Özatay, a jet pilot from the Turkish Air Force, says in the video.
“We are proud that the first female jet pilot in the alliance, Leman Bozkurt Altınçekiç, was Turkish. She has been an inspiration for many young women and men to join the army,” she adds.
The video then goes on to show Turkey’s land, naval and air forces.
“Every NATO member has an equal voice. We take decisions together. United, we are stronger and safer. We are committed to maintaining peace and stability for our citizens and we actively support NATO partner countries,” Özatay also says.
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About CHP EU Representation
The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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