Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said the country immediately contacted Turkey after Turkish President Recep Erdogan's statements. He told this to Helsingin sanomat.
Erdogan said the day before that Turkey could make a decision on Finland's membership in NATO, which shocked Sweden.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey could separately consider the applications of Sweden and Finland to join NATO, but the final decision would be made in Helsinki and Stockholm.
At a press conference in Ankara, the minister said that if NATO or those countries make the appropriate decisions, Turkey could assess the Finnish and Swedish applications for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance separately. That is why Turkish President Erdogan is talking about a possible different assessment of the application from Finland, the minister said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country could make a decision on Finland's application to join NATO that would shock Sweden.
According to him, Finland should not allow the same steps as Sweden.