From Reuters: Diplomats have said Turkey’s frustration over by being sidelined by the European Union and its long dispute with Cyprus are hindering NATO-EU relations.

Diplomats told Reuters earlier this year that due to pressure from Turkey, NATO troops in Afghanistan were not sharing plans and documents about the security situation with EUPOL, the EU’s police training force there.

They said Turkey was refusing to accept any agreements on mutual security between NATO and the EU, and that EUPOL had to strike agreements with each country instead — which they said was dangerous and caused uncertainty among troops. (graphic: NATO)