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Nato chief apologises to Turkey over Norway ‘incident’

Nato chief apologises to Turkey over Norway ‘incident’

November 17, 2017

BRUSSELS, Nov 17 — The head of Nato apologised today over a training exercise in Norway after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdrew troops in protest at an incident he deemed offensive. Erdogan said he had ordered the 40 troops to be removed from the exercise — a desktop drill not involving boots on the ground — after an image of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and his own name were included as “targets”. Nato Secretary General Jens... Read more

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) shakes hands with Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) shakes hands with Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 17, 2017. — Reuters pic