NATO: Finland “confident” in the possibility of an agreement with Turkey

A series of discussions are to take place this Saturday between NATO members Finland and Sweden.

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Lhe head of Finnish diplomacy Pekka Haavisto said he was confident on Saturday in the possibility of reaching an agreement with Turkey despite the hostility shown by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his country’s entry into NATO and from Sweden.

Speaking ahead of a series of talks with NATO members, including Turkey, in Berlin, Pekka Haavisto said he was “confident that in the end we will find a solution and that Finland and Sweden will become members of NATO.

The Finnish minister and his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde want to take advantage of the NATO meeting scheduled until Sunday to meet the head of Turkish diplomacy Mevlut Cavusoglu and try to lift the opposition expressed by Ankara to this integration of the two Nordic countries .

Recep Tayyip Erdogan notably criticized Sweden and Finland for serving as a “hostel for PKK terrorists”, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, but also the European Union and the United States. United. The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO would be a “mistake”, judged Friday the Turkish president.

Unanimity is necessary to bring a new member into the alliance, putting Turkey in a position to block these two candidacies, the formalization of which is expected in the very next few days.

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