The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish National Assembly will likely continue the debate on the matter on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, the days when NATO foreign ministers will meet
Turkey has informed NATO that the approval of Sweden’s application to join will not be completed until next week’s Alliance Foreign Ministers’ Summit, according to sources cited on its website by the English-language Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish National Assembly will likely continue the debate on the matter on Tuesday or Wednesday next week, the days that NATO foreign ministers will meet.
The report from unspecified sources follows a Reuters cable, which relayed the same information citing “Turkish sources”.
Approval of Sweden’s accession protocol to the Alliance had come up for approval in the Foreign Affairs Committee last week, however it was decided to postpone the relevant debate. “Due to the lack of clarity of the subject under discussion and because the negotiations have not matured, the articles of the proposal should not be discussed and the negotiations should be terminated,” said the proposal of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) MPs, which was adopted by The committee.
It was preceded by the proposal of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Burak Aksapar to the Commission in favor of Sweden’s accession.
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