When Turkey joined NATO on 18 February 1952, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman were still in office. NATO was a three year-old alliance, with just 12 members. And it would be another three years before the Warsaw Pact was formed. Over the next six decades, NATO would prove a vital instrument in the joint endeavour of the transatlantic Allies to promote freedom. And Turkey would prove itself as a key Ally- benefiting from the security provided by NATO, but also making major political and military contributions to the Alliance’s effectiveness. Strong solidarity among its member nations has characterised NATO from its very beginning. It has underpinned the Alliance’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances, which has been vital to its continuing success.
Recent Events & Announcements
- Conference on “Is Peaceful Accommodation of Rising Powers Possible?” by SAM and FPPR »
- Workshop Between SAM and ISS »
- Memorandum of Understanding among Official Foreign Policy Research Centers of the Member States of the Turkic Council »
- First Meeting of the Foreign Policy Research Official Centers of the Member States of the Turkic Council »
- Conference — “The Countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia in the Context of the Silk Road Economic »