The State Department is putting pressure on Turkey to approve Sweden’s accession to NATO in two weeks after today’s decision by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish National Assembly to postpone the debate.

“It’s up to (Turkey) whether their system will provide consent in that time frame, but we’re still talking to them about it,” said the US State Department official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The alliance’s foreign ministers will meet in Brussels on November 28-29 and the Turkish parliament has already started discussing the issue in order to give the approval needed to join Sweden, the agency comments.

In particular, the American official stated that the submission of the ratification document for Sweden’s accession to NATO during a ministerial meeting in two weeks is considered of “significant interest”, however, when exactly this will be done depends solely on Turkey, he emphasized.