Today, Tuesday, the Finnish Presidency announced that Turkey supported the candidacy of Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The leaders of the three countries, in addition to Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg, met at the site of the NATO summit scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
The Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that the talks focused on a number of issues, most notably the two applications filed by Sweden and Finland for NATO membership.
Ankara has previously said it is rejecting the two countries’ bid to join NATO and put forward a number of conditions for the Turkish veto to be lifted, the most important of which is the two countries ending what Turkey calls support for terrorism, as it accuses them of harboring PKK militants, organizations, which Ankara classifies as “terrorist”.
Source: TASS + Anatolia + RT