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Türkiye, Sweden and NATO will meet on June 12 to discuss Stockholm’s accession to the alliance


According to Stoltenberg, the Swedes have complied with the requirements that the Turks demanded to lift their veto over NATO membership.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan note

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed to hold a tripartite meeting with Sweden, on June 12, to discuss lifting the Turkish veto on this country’s accession to NATO.

The announcement was made on Sunday by Stoltenberg after a meeting with the president in Ankara, which was attended by the Turkish Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Hakan Fidan and Yasar Guler.

During the meeting, Stoltenberg assured the president that “Sweden has fulfilled its responsibilities” regarding the reasons given by Turkey for refusing Sweden’s accession to NATO, including the policy of welcoming individuals wanted by Ankara for their affiliation with the party. Kurdistan (PKK) and affiliated groups, which are groups that the Turkish government considers a terrorist organization.

The official Turkish news agency Anatolia quoted Stoltenberg as saying that “Sweden has taken concrete measures and changed its laws,” after stressing that NATO is “fully aware of Turkey’s legitimate concerns in this regard.”


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