Turkey begins the process of approving the application of Finland in NATO. The issue will be considered in the Turkish parliament. This was stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a joint press conference with the Finnish colleague Sauli Ninisto on Friday in Ankara.
He emphasized that Turkey has always supported the Policy of the Open Doors.
According to him, Finland undertook “sincere and specific steps” to eliminate Ankara’s concern in the field of security. “
Erdogan noted that Turkey considers Finland’s position on the issue of supporting the candidacy of Ankara for full membership in the EU.
The Turkish leader recalled that the diplomatic dealer between the two countries were established back in 1924, and since then they were only strengthened, a clear example of which the support provided by Finland of Turkey against the backdrop of the February earthquakes.
Erdogan also noted the significance of the development of economic ties with Finland. The politician said that the turnover between Turkey and Finland at the end of 2022 reached $ 2 billion. “Our goal is to bring this indicator at the initial stage to $ 3 billion, and then up to $ 5 billion,” the Turkish President said.
The politician said that he discussed with Ninisto and the topic of the crisis around Ukraine.
touching the application of Stockholm to the entry into NATO, the Turkish President said that negotiations with Sweden on the application of NATO will continue in the light of the principles of the alliance and, taking into account the attitude of Ankara to the topic of the fight against terrorism.