Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, commenting on NATO’s refusal to provide assistance to Ankara in the field of air defense, expressed doubts about the trust between the alliance and Turkey. This is reported by RIA Novosti .

“The question of trust in the organization raises serious questions in the alliance as a whole,” Erdogan said.

He noted that during the growth of threats from the Syrian territory, NATO withdrew Patriot missile systems from Turkey and indicated that it would not support Ankara in the event of an attack.

“When Turkey began negotiations on the purchase of Russian S-400 systems to strengthen the air defense system, a number of leading NATO countries began criticizing Ankara,” Erdogan said.

Earlier it was reported that the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, again apologized to the head of Turkey for his photo at the stand of “enemies” during the exercises.