Turkey wants to receive written guarantees from Finland and Sweden before agreeing to their entry into NATO. This was announced on Tuesday during a visit to Palestine, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Sweden and Finland must stop supporting terrorists, we want a written agreement from them on specific steps. Sweden and Finland wanted to send delegations to us, and our president accepted this offer, saying that our priority is diplomacy, Hürriyet newspaper quotes him as saying.
Another requirement of Ankara to Stockholm and Helsinki is the lifting of sanctions on the supply of defense industry products to the republic.
According to Cavusoglu, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg may hold talks with representatives of Turkey, Sweden and Finland to discuss this topic.
This was proposed by Stoltenberg, he added, without specifying when and where such a meeting could take place.