Ankara — The agreement signed by Finland and Sweden to lift Turkey's veto in NATO bids is not the end of the matter, but requires Scandinavian countries to keep their promises, Tayyip Erdogan. The president was reported to have said on Friday.
After a four-hour meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, Prime Minister Erdogan and his Finnish and Swedish counterparts took a series of security measures in exchange for Ankara's support, which raised concerns about terrorism and arms embargo. I agreed.
Prime Minister Erdogan told reporters on a return flight from the NATO summit in Madrid that he did not need to rush to ratify the two bids in parliament. He said Ankara first needed to make sure that the promise was kept under the memorandum, including the delivery of the suspect that Turkey had investigated.
"This should be known. These signatures do not mean that the problem has been resolved ... without Congressional approval, this will not take effect, so there is no need to hurry. "The broadcaster NTV quoted Prime Minister Erdogan's words.
"The ball is now on their court. Sweden and Finland are not currently NATO members," he added.
When asked about the delivery of the suspect, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "If the Nordic countries did not send these individuals, then we would do what we needed through our institutions and troops." Said. (Report by Tuvan Gumrukcu; edited by Jonathan Spicer)