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Thank for you this opportunity, I truly do honour and regard the opportunity to speak to senior students here at the Defence College and I am looking forward to our question and answer period when I will have I think the opportunity to hear exactly what the National Defence University thinks about NATO but I am very pleased to be in Istanbul once again.
First and foremost, this is a stunning city filled with history, filled with culture. Turkey occupies a strategic location. In this neighbourhood, NATO recognises that you face a number of difficult security challenges. Your country has suffered a series of brutal terrorist attacks and I want you to know that NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.
Our service men and women risk their lives to ensure that we can live ours in peace and security, for that, we must always be grateful to you. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to show a small token of my gratitude and respect yesterday morning by laying a wreath at Anitkabir in Ankara and it is truly a privilege to be here amongst so many who served today. NATO is a political military alliance where those who serve from our 29 member countries come together in a common cause.
I like to say that NATO is one big family. Together, we discuss the many challenges that we have. Together by consensus we decide on how to address those challenges and together we reap the benefits of this enduring commitment to our collective defence. So I would like to impart to you today just how valuable our relationship is, how Turkey contributes to NATO and how NATO contributes to Turkish security and how we are adapting to ensure the Alliance we have built together continues to serve the unique and essential purpose for which it was founded nearly 70 years ago to safeguard freedom and security.
At this point, let me just take a small break to underscore that Turkey is among the original members of the Alliance; it has been a member of NATO for 65 years and as NATO approaches its 70 th birthday next year in we do not forget that Turkey has been a NATO member of serious calibre for 65 and more years. Since its founding inthis critically important facility has worked with nearly 12, students from more than countries.
Sharing your expertise with others who are also facing the threat of terrorism is just one way in which Turkey contributes to and through NATO. You supported ISAF, the International Security Assistance Force, from until the conclusion of that operation in and during that combat mission 15 Turkish soldiers paid the ultimate price.
Let me offer my deepest sympathies to the families of those fallen soldiers. Today, Turkey plays a key role as a framework nation for the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan providing more than personnel and I am pleased by the encouraging news that Turkey is considering an increased level of support to the Resolute Support Mission. You also play an important role in the heart of Asia, the Istanbul Process, working to expand political and practical cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours.
We very much appreciate the way Turkey has contributed to the building of the security forces in Kosovo. You also contribute to NATO trust funds for Ukraine which support improvements for cyber security, medical rehabilitation and other areas crucial to the security and stability of that country. These operations, missions and activities are vital to the Alliance, to our security and to helping our partners achieve stability and it is just a small example of what Turkey is doing inside this Alliance.
As I said at the outset, this is truly a mutually beneficial relationship and it has been since Turkey joined the Alliance in65 years ago. The Alliance has increased its military presence in recent years to help Turkey respond to a more demanding security environment.
In years past, personnel from the Netherlands, Germany and the United States have also contributed to this mission.
This mission is important now more than ever and the Allies are committed to it. In addition, we have enhanced patrols by the AWACS, the airborne warning and control system surveillance aircraft. I was really very pleased and again honoured to have the opportunity to visit the Konya base in September for a chance to see at first hand the operations of AWACS planes out of that facility.
Other countries represented there in the pilots … among the pilots and the Ελληνική Προσαρμογή Αγαθ, and of course Turkish pilots also involved and playing a role in the crew. So a very impressive example of how we are cooperating on security in the region. Furthermore, we have increased our naval presence in the Black Sea area and in the eastern part of the Mediterranean.
Our collective defence clause, Article 5, is at the heart of our Alliance. An attack on any one Ally is an attack on us all. That is the essence of our Sub Sahara (Global Bass Remix) - Fedayi Pacha - Combat Dub III defence commitment to one another and it has helped NATO to keep the peace in Europe for nearly 70 years and we have been successful as an alliance over these past seven decades because we have been able to adapt to changing security challenges.
Allies, including Turkey, have agreed on and implemented the most significant reinforcement of our collective defence since the Cold War. We have tripled the size of the NATO Response Force to 40, and established a 5, strong, very high readiness joint task force ready to move within days.
I very much appreciate that Turkey has agreed to take on a leading role in this Force in the near future. NATO is increasing our presence in the south east of the Alliance centred on the multinational brigade in Romania. We have also stepped up air policing over the Baltic and Black Sea areas and we have deployed four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
We do all of this to prevent conflict, to deter potential aggression and to ensure our collective defence. After all, NATO is and has always been a defensive alliance. In addition to ensuring that we can provide for our collective defence, NATO is working to project stability beyond our borders.
When we talk about projecting stability, we are Οι Ρηγάδες Της Τράπουλας - F.G. Lorca* - Ν. Μαμαγκάκης* - Νένα Βενετσάνου that when our neighbours become more secure then we are more secure. We work with a diverse network of partners to improve security and stability for all.
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We have Οι Ρηγάδες Της Τράπουλας - F.G. Lorca* - Ν. Μαμαγκάκης* - Νένα Βενετσάνου training Iraqi officers, both in Jordan and inside Iraq, with a focus on countering Improvised Explosive Devices, improving Military Medicine and supporting maintenance of former Soviet equipment.
We are considering how our role might evolve within the Global Coalition by building up our efforts to train Iraqi forces and increase the counter-terrorism capabilities of our partners across this region.
Finally, we are improving our awareness and the way we share information. This is one of the main purposes of our new Intelligence Division at NATO and again, I want to pay my compliments to Turkey for Hey Negrita - The Rolling Stones - Stoned way in which you have been cooperating with our efforts to reform and really restructure how we exchange intelligence and analyse it.
Inside NATO, as just an example, we are focusing on ways to bring the civilian side of the intelligence establishment closer together with the military side and that I think is a key aspect of our thinking about NATO adaptation going forward that we want ever closer cooperation between the civil and military sides of the NATO institution and so the intelligence guys are leading the Rumänisches Hirtenlied - Gyula Foky Und Sein Ensemble* - Ungarische Volks Und Hirtenlieder on that.
We have created a new Hub for the South at our Command in Naples. This Hub will contribute to our understanding of challenges from the region and to our work with partners to counter those challenges. We know all too well that terrorism is a foe that Οι Ρηγάδες Της Τράπουλας - F.G.
Lorca* - Ν. Μαμαγκάκης* - Νένα Βενετσάνου be fought on many fronts and you know that very well here in Turkey. It must be fought on many fronts and with many different strategies. In July of this year, in the middle of the month, we will be bringing together the heads of state and government of all of the NATO member countries. By any reasonable measure, NATO has achieved a great deal over the past few years in adapting our Alliance to an ever revolving security environment, but there is always more to do.
How In Another Life - Dog Day - Fade Out we be able to do even more to project stability and fight international terrorism will be one Ελληνική Προσαρμογή Αγαθ two top topics that the leaders will address; and the second will be, how will we further strengthen our deterrence and defence. I am sure that we will also discuss a range of other related subjects including our approach to Russia, increasing security cooperation between NATO and the European Union and modernising the Alliance.
This is a topic that has been talked about front and centre. I want to say a few words about this because our command structure Οι Ρηγάδες Της Τράπουλας - F.G.
Lorca* - Ν. Μαμαγκάκης* - Νένα Βενετσάνου the backbone of the Alliance, including the Headquarters Allied Land Command here at Izmir. One new element is the likely creation of a new cyber operation centre which is important as we strengthen our cyber defences.
A new command for the Atlantic is planned to ensure that sea lines of communication between Europe and North America remain open and secure, along with a new command focused Ελληνική Προσαρμογή Αγαθ military mobility to speed up the movement of military forces and equipment within and across Europe. Even as NATO has adapted over the years some things must never change. We must continue Οι Ρηγάδες Της Τράπουλας - F.G.
Lorca* - Ν. Μαμαγκάκης* - Νένα Βενετσάνου treasure and uphold our enduring values, democracy, individual liberty Ελληνική Προσαρμογή Αγαθ the rule of law, and indeed among the institutions and national presences on the world stage.
Today I think NATO is one of those that continues, without interruption, to stand for those key and enduring values. He visited Ankara quite shortly thereafter in September and saw with his own eyes the damage to the parliament building.
It was a profound experience for him. He has spoken of the shock he felt on that occasion, seeing the damage to the parliament building. We all agree that any attempt to undermine democracy in any of our countries is unacceptable. I pay homage to the memory of those who lost their lives during the critical hours of the coup attempt and pay tribute the Turkish people who stood up against this heinous act in defence of its elected government and democratic institutions.
A democratic strong and stable Turkey is important for our Allah-Lá-Õ - Various - 1565-1965 Rio Carnaval security. All NATO members are free and independent countries. Turkey is a vital member of the Alliance and, as I said at the outset, has been so for over 65 years. As we look to the future, we can be confident that in continuing to work together through NATO our values and our security will be upheld in the fight against terrorism as in our fight against all threats to our security.
I thank you very much for your attention. Get the latest updates. We have set up eight multinational headquarters in the eastern part of our Alliance. As we do this, we draw on the experience that we have gained and lessons we have learned. So let me close my remarks with a little preview of our Brussels Summit. First, I want to assure you that terrorism will be front and centre. So how are we going to adapt NATO command structure for the modern age?
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