Sweden and Finland are under pressure from Turkey
Turkish officials remain adamant that regardless of what steps are taken to address Ankara's objections, Turkey will not consider the two Nordic nations joining NATO.
The Turkish government has expressed its opposition to the nations joining NATO, alleging that such membership is linked to their perceived support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party and other security threats.
According to Ibrahim Kalin, the Swedish and Finnish delegations have responded positively to Turkey's offer to lift arms export limits.
“We have made it very clear that if Turkey’s security concerns are not met with concrete steps in a certain timeframe the process will not progress,” Ibrahim Kalin said after Wednesday’s talks in Ankara that lasted about five hours.
25 May 2022