Pentagon on Twitter account about it’s Commander in Chief and NATO execises in Norway depicting ally Turkey as the “enemy”.

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign | BBC |

The original tweet which also called for two other US politicians to step down following sexual harassment allegations was tweeted from an account belonging to @ProudResister, an anti-Trump activist.

It said: “The solution is simple. Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress, Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy.”

The Pentagon’s main account retweeted the message to its 5.2 million followers before quickly deleting it. But the embarrassing blunder did not go unnoticed. A screen shot of the Pentagon’s retweet was itself retweeted and shared, and the reaction to it was swift.

NATO drills in Norway – Reds are the Turks

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NATO apologizes to Turkey for military exercise scandal in Norway

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has issued a letter of apology over an incident at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Norway, which prompted Turkey to withdraw its troops from a military drill.

“I have been informed about offence caused in a recently concluded exercise at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway. I apologise for the offense that has been caused. The incidents were the result of an individual’s actions and do not reflect the views of NATO,” Stoltenberg said.

Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise over ‘enemy’ list – Reuters

NATO’s secretary general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies.”

Erdogan said Turkey withdrew 40 of its soldiers participating in the drills at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway, in protest of the incident and slammed the alliance.

Erdogan said Ataturk’s picture and his own name were featured on an “enemy chart” during the drills.

The Joint Warfare Centre is a multi-national NATO unit based in Stavanger, 300 kilometres southwest of Oslo. It is led by Maj.-Gen. Andrzej Reudowicz of Poland. According to its website, it has a staff of 250 made up of civilians from 11 NATO member states, including Turkey.

US, Turkey in rift over S-400

If Turkey moves forward with its buy of a Russian air defense system, it will not be permitted to plug into NATO technology and further action may be forthcoming that could affect the country’s acquisition or operation of the F-35, a top U.S. Air Force official was quoted as saying on Nov. 15 by the Defense News.

Heidi Grant, deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force for international affairs, reportedly made the comments on the floor of Dubai Air Show, where she met with companies and partner countries.

Grant’s comments came after Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air mmissiles had been “completed.”

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