Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said that Finland and Sweden’s progress in their application for NATO membership depends on the response they will give to Turkey’s demands.
According to the news quoted by Reuters, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın, in a speech he gave to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, on any progress before the NATO summit to be held in Madrid on June 29-30, “The process depends on what Sweden and Finland will do. In our demands. “When we see progress, the process will move forward. NATO is not a tourism or economics alliance, it is a security alliance, that is, it must provide security to all its members equally and fairly,” he said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during his visit to Washington this week that he will bring high-level officials from Finland, Sweden and Turkey to a meeting in Brussels in the coming days to discuss the issue.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in order for Turkey to give approval to the two countries that applied last month, “terrorist organizations political, financial and military reinforcements” and the arms embargo against Turkey should be ended.