DW spoke with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller about the recent tensions on the Turkish-Syrian border. "We have to ensure that gains in the fight against ISIS are not jeopardized," Gottemoeller said.
President Macron's very public questioning of the military alliance has left France feeling isolated. NATO head Jens Stoltenberg will now seek clarification ahead of a high-level summit.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump at the White House at a time of historic differences between the two NATO allies. Photo-ops and pomp won't fix a host of issues that have damaged relations.
Discussions between Turkey and the United States were dominated by Syria and Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile system. Relations between the NATO allies are at historic lows.
US President Donald Trump said he had a "very good call" with his Turkish counterpart. But relations between the NATO allies have nose-dived over differences on Syria, Russian military hardware and the Armenian genocide.
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