Turkey angers EU Member States by maintaining its veto on EU-NATO cooperation
Turkey has been blocking the agreement between the EU and
NATO on military planning for months. Ankara insists that access to
NATO’s planning capability be granted to EU on case-by-case basis
and not permanently as the Union requested.
The EU has proposed that candidate countries who
want to participate in the European security and defence policy be
consulted but cannot participate in decision-making. Turkey opposes
this proposal and demands a decision-making role, same as EU Member
States. The Union rejects this as unacceptable.