NATO talks with Sweden and Finland postponed indefinitely at Turkey’s request

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Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said “a time-out is necessary in the talks with Turkey”

NATO’s talks with Sweden and Finland on the integration of the two Nordic countries into the Alliance are temporarily on ice.

According to the report broadcast by the correspondent of SKAI in Istanbul, Manolis Kostidis, the NATO administration made the decision to temporarily suspend the talks on the integration of the two Nordic countries following a request submitted by Turkey.

Earlier, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said that “a time-out is necessary in the talks with Turkey.”

Just yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated that Sweden should not wait for Ankara’s support for joining NATO, due to the demonstrations that took place in Stockholm by Kurdish and other organizations.

Turkey, as a member of NATO, maintains the right of “veto”, which it has exercised on the issue of the integration of the two Nordic countries into the Alliance, setting specific conditions and requirements in order to withdraw.

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