While Turkey’s objections to Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership applications continue, the visit of the delegations from the two countries to Ankara to discuss these objections was postponed for the second time.
It was learned that the visit to Ankara from the two countries is still on the agenda, but the date of the visit has not been clarified. On the other hand, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, speaking to the official news agency TT, said, “I had a pleasant and positive meeting with President Erdogan this weekend. In the near future, Sweden and Finland will continue bilateral and tripartite talks with Turkey, but negotiations will take some time,” he said. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who belongs to the alliance of the two countries that have abandoned their neutrality policies and applied for NATO membership, requested the Swedish Prime Minister to cut his support for terrorist organizations and to lift the arms embargo against Turkey, and stated to his Finnish counterpart that he expected reinforcements to be given to Turkey’s counter-terrorism efforts.