No:56, 18 February 2107, Press Release Regarding The 65th Anniversary Of Turkey’s Membership To Nato

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 18.02.2017

Today marks the 65th Anniversary of Turkey’s membership to NATO. The importance of NATO for Turkey has continued to increase since its membership in 1952. The Alliance is the cornerstone of Turkey’s defence and security policy.

Adapting itself to the challenging threats and risks after the Cold War, NATO has demonstrated its continued deterrence and effectiveness and is an indispensable actor in the preservation of stability and security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

With its commitment to the principle of indivisible security and allied solidarity as well as its unique position in the Alliance, Turkey contributes to NATO’s missions and operations, and also participates effectively in its activities involving the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Today, the international community is faced with assymetric security risks such as terrorism, regional instabilities, radicalism and mass migration. Terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to the security of the Alliance. We need allied solidarity and political unity more than ever. Turkey has appreciated the support and solidarity shown by NATO after FETO’s henious coup attempt.

As a reliable Ally, Turkey will continue to contribute to NATO and remains fully committed to its NATO obligations, as has been the case for 65 years.

Hakan Çakıl Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00 / Kon. 09:00 - 14:00

1/1/2018 1/1/2018 New Year
1/6/2018 1/6/2018 Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day
2/9/2018 2/9/2018 St Maroun Day
2/14/2018 2/14/2018 Rafiq Hariri Memorial Day
3/25/2018 3/25/2018 Feast of Annunciation
3/30/2018 3/30/2018 Good Friday (Western Church)
4/1/2018 4/2/2018 Easter Sunday
4/6/2018 4/6/2018 Holy Friday (Orthodox Church)
5/1/2018 5/1/2018 Labor Day
5/6/2018 5/6/2018 Martyr's Day
5/25/2018 5/25/2018 Resistance and Liberation Day
6/15/2018 6/16/2018 Eid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
8/15/2018 8/15/2018 Assumption of Mary
8/21/2018 8/22/2018 Aid Al-Adha (Date varies according to Lunar cycle)
9/11/2018 9/11/2018 Hijri New Year
9/20/2018 9/20/2018 Ashoura Day
11/20/2018 11/20/2018 The Birth of Prophet Mohammed
11/22/2018 11/22/2018 Independence Day
12/25/2018 12/25/2018 Christmas Day