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Turkey made no concessions at NATO summit: Top diplomat

Turkey made no concessions at NATO summit: Top diplomat
Ankara not to approve issuing of NATO's Baltics plan before alliance recognizes YPG/PKK terror threat from northern Syria

By Ali Murat Alhas and Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA (AA) - The Turkish foreign minister on Friday said Ankara did not make any concessions in the recent NATO leaders' summit and that Turkey's approval of the issuing of NATO's Baltics plan was dependent on the pact's recognition of the YPG/PKK terrorist threat from northern Syria.

Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks came amid his visit to Rome, where he is currently attending the fifth edition of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) conference.

Referring to the country’s recent maritime deal with Libya, Cavusoglu said Ankara was open to bilateral and multilateral agreements in the eastern Mediterranean region, with the only exception of the Greek Cypriot administration, which it does not recognize.

He condemned Greece's decision to expel its Libyan envoy over a maritime pact last month between Tripoli and Ankara, saying Athens had revealed its true colors with the move.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.

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