The Directorate of Communications carries out heavy diplomacy activities at home and abroad in order to explain Turkey’s rightful arguments against the NATO memberships of Sweden and Finland.
ANKARA (IGFA) – Following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement on May 13 that “Sweden and Finland have a negative view of NATO applications”, he takes a determined stance against the inclusion of countries that support terrorist organizations into NATO.
In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially President Erdoğan, conveys “terrorism sensitivity” to NATO member states through diplomatic channels.
While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs manages the process through conventional diplomacy, the Presidency Connection Directorate carries out public diplomacy activities for the international community.
With these efforts, it is aimed to explain Turkey’s rightful theses to the world and to persuade societies.
Presidential Connection Leader Fahrettin Altun also gave an interview to the most valuable newspapers of Sweden and Finland, and publicly announced the theses defended by Turkey to the public of the two countries.
In his interviews, Underlining that Sweden and Finland should make a concrete and permanent policy change on terrorism, Link Leader Altun said that the participation of the two countries in NATO would not be possible unless these legitimate concerns of Turkey are addressed.
The Directorate of Communications organized the “NATO in the 21st Century: Challenges, Stakeholders and Enlargement Panel” on June 7 and opened the issue for discussion through the eyes of local and foreign experts. At the panel, attention was drawn to Turkey’s rightful demands regarding the multi-directional military and political policies implemented by the alliance.
THE FUTURE OF NATO WILL BE DISCUSSED
Accelerating the diplomatic traffic, the Liaison Office will hold a panel on 17 June in Brussels to discuss “the future of NATO after the war in Ukraine”.
The panel will allow Turkey’s theses to be announced to the whole world by using the possibilities and capabilities of public diplomacy.
Before the NATO Hill, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend on June 28-30, the Directorate of Communications will hold a panel in Madrid on June 28 to inform the international public.
President Erdogan is expected to emphasize that “Turkey will not compromise on its stance towards countries that give reinforcements to terror and terrorist organizations” at the NATO Hill.