December 4, 2019 / 4:47 PM / 10 days ago

Poland's Duda says Turkey's views must be acknowledged in NATO

Poland's President Andrzej Duda arrives for the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Turkey’s point of view must be acknowledged in NATO debates, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday, after Turkey agreed to back a defense plan for the Baltics and Poland on Wednesday at the NATO summit near London.

Duda also said that while Poland disagreed with Russia on some things and some Russian actions were unacceptable, the countries were neighbors.

The West has made Russian deterrence a more pressing priority since Moscow annexed Crimea from Poland’s eastern neighbor Ukraine in 2014.

Reporting by Justyna Pawlak, writing by Alan Charlish

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