13-10-2019 11:39 PM Jerusalem Timing

Berlin, Ankara Seek NATO Aid to Stop Traffickers: Merkel

Berlin, Ankara Seek NATO Aid to Stop Traffickers: Merkel

Turkey and Germany will ask NATO to help police the Turkish coast and stop traffickers from sending migrants on dangerous sea journeys, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

MerkelTurkey and Germany will ask NATO to help police the Turkish coast and stop traffickers from sending migrants on dangerous sea journeys, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

"We will use the NATO defense ministers' meeting (from Wednesday) to talk about the situation in Syria as well as whether and to what extent NATO can help in monitoring the situation at sea and lend support to Frontex and Turkish coastguards," she said after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.