President Erdoğan, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg talk over phone

President Erdoğan, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg talk over phone

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke by phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The call addressed Sweden and Finland’s bid to join NATO.

President Erdoğan said that Türkiye’s security concerns about Sweden and Finland’s membership application are based on rightful and legitimate foundations.

President Erdoğan underscored that both Sweden and Finland should state very openly and clearly that they had given up supporting terrorism, lifted the sanctions against Türkiye, and that they stood ready to display the Alliance solidarity.

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, for his part, drew attention to the necessity to fulfill the expectations of Türkiye, an important ally.