Turkey drops block on defence plan for Baltics - NATO chief

leaders have approved new defence plans for and the , NATO Secretary General told reporters during a press conference in on Wednesday. "Today we have agreed to the updated plan for the Baltic countries and Poland," Stoltenberg stressed in his comments following an anniversary of .

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Turkey had dropped its block on a plan to bolster the defences of Baltic states and Poland against Russia.

He told a news conference after an alliance outside that NATO leaders did not discuss the YPG, which has been viewed by Turkey as Syrian extension of the bloody-minded PKK terror group.

Ahead of the summit, Ankara had refused to back the NATO defence plan for the Baltics and until it received more support for its battle with the YPG, including other alliance members recognising it as a terrorist group.

In a final press conference after the summit, Stoltenberg also said that was in favour of dialogue and a better relationship with Russia, and believed that China should be part of future arms limitations or reductions talks.

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