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Turkey blocks some cooperation with NATO partners as EU row escalates

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) Turkey has blocked some military training and other work with NATO countries Canada Goose Parka in an apparent escalation of a diplomatic dispute with EU states, officials and sources said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: A Turkish flag (R) flies among others flags of NATO members during the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Turkey buy canada goose jacket was uk canada goose not immediately available to comment, but sources said it had blocked canada goose coats on sale NATO 2017 rolling program of cooperation with non EU countries, canada goose uk black friday including political events, civilian projects and military training.

Turkey is angry cheap canada goose uk at several western European countries for stopping it holding Canada Goose online political rallies to uk canada goose outlet promote canada goose uk outlet an April 16 referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Erdogan has compared Germany and canada goose clearance sale the Netherlands to fascists and Nazis, but as fellow NATO members, Turkey is unable to block cooperation with them. A NATO official said Turkey action was ostensibly aimed at Austria, which is Canada Goose Outlet not a canada goose coats member of the alliance but is a partner country.

regret the current situation and the impact Canada Goose Online it is having on all of our cooperation programs with partners, the official said. count on our ally Turkey and our partner Austria to solve their Canada Goose sale bilateral issue cheap Canada Goose swiftly.

Austria, last year led calls for the European Union to end Turkey EU accession talks, criticizing its response to a failed coup when it jailed canada goose tens of thousands of people. canada goose store Turkish referendum Canada Goose Coats On Sale rallies have been canadian goose jacket canceled in Austria.

FILE PHOTO: A Turkish Air Force F 4 fighter buy canada goose jacket cheap jet flies over a minaret after it took off from Incirlik air base in Canada Goose Jackets Adana, Turkey, canada goose outlet August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Austria defense ministry confirmed the Turkish block. A spokesman said there was no immediate effect on ongoing missions, but could cause problems in the longer term example for the preparation of missions in Kosovo, because there are joint training programs.

Another NATO official said some events had already been canceled.

hope maybe some canada goose factory sale will still take place at a later time, he said. problem is a political one. We hope the situation will calm down after the referendum.

Turkey action potentially affects all 22 NATO partner states, including canada goose clearance Sweden and Georgia, some of which contribute troops to NATO missions in places such as Afghanistan and Kosovo.

A senior diplomat from another non NATO state said: longer this continues, the bigger the volume becomes of canceled and postponed activities between NATO canada goose uk shop allies and partners and the canada goose black friday sale more problematic all this becomes.

concerns some education events, training, military exercises, so that will make practical cooperation more and more difficult in time. The interoperability of NATO allies and partner countries will suffer.

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