Stockholm (dpa) – After the Turkish veto at the start of the admission process for Sweden and Finland in NATO, talks between the Nordic countries and Turkey are continuing.
“It’s good that we can continue this dialogue, but it will certainly take some time,” Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told the TT news agency on Monday. After the “good talks” she had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the weekend, bilateral and trilateral talks will continue in the near future.
Earlier, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told Finnish broadcaster Yle: “I’m optimistic that we’ll find a solution to the problem, but it may take time.” Haavisto named the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June as a possible deadline.
Turkey accuses Sweden, among other things, of supporting “terrorist groups”. She is referring to the Kurdish militia YPG in Syria. After a Turkish military offensive against the YPG in 2019, Sweden, Finland and Germany, among others, restricted arms exports to Turkey.