NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana expressed confidence that Turkey’s concerns about Finland and Sweden joining the alliance can be resolved. Earlier, Ankara opposed the entry of the two countries into the North Atlantic Alliance.
“Turkey is an important ally and has expressed concern, which is being resolved between friends and allies,” Mr. Geoane said upon arrival at the meeting of the foreign ministers of the alliance member countries, which will be held in Berlin (quote from Reuters).
“I am sure that if these countries decide to seek NATO membership, we will be able to accept them and find all the conditions for reaching a consensus,” added the deputy secretary general of the alliance.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that Finland and Sweden support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, as well as its Syrian branch, the People’s Self-Defense Forces (SES). The Ankara authorities consider it a terrorist organization and conduct a special operation against it.
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