While NATO says the deployment of its forces in Eastern European countries is to boost their defenses against enemies, Russia criticizes it as confrontational actions by the military alliance. And NATO’s buildup in those regions will be inevitably followed by a “military technical” response. Source IBT
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries. Source: Daily Sabah
China’s GDP rose from 54 trillion to 80 trillion yuan (about 12.1 trillion U.S. dollars) over the past five years, Xi Jinping said Wednesday. Source: People’s Daily
Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar signed a defense agreement with Georgian and Azerbaijani defense chiefs on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News