Ankara has no plans to sever NATO ties, but demands probe into Norway incident

Turkey does not intend to sever ties with NATO after an incident at military drills in Norway, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin was quoted as saying by media on Tuesday. Kalin said, however, that Ankara demands an investigation of the incident where the names of the Turkish Republic’s founder and current president were used in an “enemy chart.” The incident led Turkey to withdraw its troops. Kalin said this is “one incident, but of course we are a strong ally in NATO and we have participated in many exercises.”