“At the moment, the problem is the absence of an agreement on security between the EU and Turkey. In addition, NATO couldn’t have an agreement on a security deal with [Greek] Cyprus,” Rasmussen was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency. The former Danish prime minister said he has been aware of historical facts, referring to the long-running disagreements between Turkey and Greece, yet added that the sides should focus on finding practical solutions . . .
On Thursday in Athens, Rasmussen said the dispute is hampering closer cooperation between NATO and the EU, which are both involved in missions to train Afghanistan’s police and military.