Blinken and Stoltenberg attended the North Atlantic Council meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Answering the questions at the joint press conference held later, Blinken spoke with Turkey. Greece In response to the question about the tension between
“Both countries are vital allies and friends of the United States. They have differences. We would like to see these differences resolved constructively through dialogue. That’s what happened in the past. We expect them to solve it this way again.”
Evaluating the issue of Sweden and Finland’s membership, Blinken said that there is a broad consensus among the allies for membership and that he believes the process is progressing.
Blinken stated that everyone should focus on Russia and that this country poses a threat beyond the transatlantic alliance.
CALL FOR DIPLOMACY FROM NATO
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said, “Turkey and Greece are two very valuable allies. They contribute to NATO in many different ways. The differences between them must of course be resolved through diplomatic means.” used the phrases.
Stoltenberg also reminded that a de-escalation mechanism was established in NATO in order to prevent any dangerous situation between Turkey and Greece and this has been used before.