"The US criticised us, however, NATO did not say anything. On the contrary, NATO secretary-general repeatedly stated all countries have right to buy the weapon and defence system it wants," Turkish foreign minister says.
Some allies work hand in hand with terror groups, while lecturing on fight against terror, says Turkey's President Erdogan.
NATO members thought they were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the alliance, what transpired was an acrimonious birthday bash full of hot mic moments, jokes about returning Daesh militants and an impeachment cloud hanging over President Trump.
The French president is making overtures to present Paris as an alternative global power, which can challenge Washington’s leadership, angering countries from the US to Germany and Turkey.
NATO leaders are meeting in the English capital for a 70th anniversary summit that was marred before it started with the French president's comments that the alliance was 'brain dead'.
Leaders sought to make a show of unity as they met to conclude their annual summit in London. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he is confident the member differences over defence plans will be resolved.
Despite a 32-year age gap and very different personal styles, Macron and Trump have tended to put on a show of being best buddies, shaking hands with a tight grip and a big grin, bringing their wives along to dinners and exchanging gifts.
The leaders of countries with NATO’s largest armies are taking pot shots at each other.
Washington and European allies have serious differences on the future of the organisation after French President Emmanuel Macron described the alliance as “brain dead”.
Turkey's President Erdogan slams Emmanuel Macron over the latter's criticisms of NATO alliance, saying it was Macron who was suffering "brain death".
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey would have to look for alternatives if it could not acquire US F-35 jets over the purchase of the advanced Russian S-400 air-defence system.
As the European Union moves closer to the idea of a European army, France is pushing for more integration, but will other nations follow the anti-American, anti-NATO rhetoric?
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