"NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg keeps in close contact with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov".
But on Sunday a senior official working with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington had concerns some of the proposed initiatives risked "pulling resources or capabilities away from NATO".
Turkey last month launched an operation in northern Syria against a Kurdish militia, the Syrian People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara blacklists as a terror group but which is closely allied with the U.S. in the battle against jihadists.
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While Turkey views the YPG as a "terrorist" group, the United States has been working closely with the militia against the Islamic State group in Syria and giving it weapons, infuriating Ankara.
During the handshake for the talks on Wednesday, Mattis appeared stony-faced. The decision came after a USA call for the alliance to help stabilize the country after three years of war against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).
But he "acknowledged the legitimate threats posed to Turkey?s national security by terrorist organisations", the statement said. "And us more secure", Stoltenberg stressed.
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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has cleared plans to establish two new commands in an effort to optimize maritime security, logistics and military mobility, DoD News reported Wednesday.
NATO's European nations and Canada-the other North American member of the alliance-posted three consecutive years of increases in combined defense expenditure through 2017.
The alliance plans to expand its military training mission in Iraq and help the conflict-ravaged country develop new academies and schools for its armed forces, according to NATO's chief.
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