NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident with Turkey

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey’s navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday following a meeting of defence ministers.

“The incident in the Mediterranean was addressed in the meeting by several allies. My message is that we have made sure that NATO military authorities are investigating the incident to bring full clarity into what happened,” Stoltenberg told a news conference.

Reporting by Robin Emmott, editing by John Irish