Press Release Regarding Turkey’s Request To Convene The North Atlantic Council Under Article 4 Of The Washington Treaty

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 26.07.2015

No: 214, 26 July 2015

In the wake of increased security threats following the attacks against our security and law-enforcement forces in provinces of Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Kilis, in particular the terrorist attack that took the lives of 32 innocent Turkish citizens in Suruç on 20 July 2015, all necessary measures are being taken and in this context, operations are also being carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces.

In this framework, we have informed the UN Security Council, and continue to inform international organizations. Our initiatives before other international institutions of which Turkey is a member, are ongoing.

Upon these recent attacks and threats directed against our national security, North Atlantic Council has been called for a meeting by Turkey next week under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty with a view to informing our Allies about the measures we are taking and the operations we are conducting against terrorism, as well as to holding consultations with them.

The meeting to be chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to take place on 28 July, Tuesday.

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