Erdogan: There is no point in expanding NATO without security


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that NATO’s expansion policy will not benefit Turkey and the alliance “unless security sensitivities are taken into account.”

,This came in a speech he delivered during his participation in the ceremony to start the construction of a local submarine in the western province of Kocaeli.


Erdogan said, “Turkey, as a country that has paid a price for NATO, wants to see concrete steps related to its national security rather than loose diplomatic statements.”

Regarding the establishment of local submarines, Erdogan said: “We plan to hand over our local submarine to our navy within 5-6 years.