Erdogan signals no progress on Sweden’s NATO bid

ISTANBUL, 26 June 2022, (TON): His office said “Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled that no progress had been made in Sweden’s bid to join NATO, urging Stockholm to take concrete actions to meet Ankara’s concerns.”

Turkish presidency said in a statement “in a phone call with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, Erdogan reiterated that Sweden should take steps regarding such fundamental matters as combating terrorism.”

He added “Turkey wanted to see binding commitments on these issues together with concrete and clear action.”

Finland and Sweden discussed their stalled NATO bids with Turkey in Brussels on Monday, but Ankara dampened hopes that their dispute will be resolved before an alliance summit next week.

Turkish officials said Ankara does not view the summit as a final deadline for resolving Ankara’s objections.

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