Turkey has decided to support the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO
Finnish President Sauli Niiniste’s office said Turkey decided at a summit in Madrid this week to support Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership. According to Reuters, the parties signed a joint statement after talks in Madrid.
The signing ceremony took place immediately after the talks with the participation of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. From the Turkish side, the document was signed by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
As the leader of Finland stated, he is glad to complete the “Turkish” stage on the way to membership in the alliance.
Earlier, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said talks aimed at overcoming Turkey’s objections to Sweden’s NATO membership had made progress. The diplomat hoped that a breakthrough in negotiations with Ankara could be achieved at the NATO summit.