A phone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Joe Biden addressed regional matters and the issues concerning Türkiye-US relations, according to a statement by Türkiye's Communications Directorate.
Sweden and Finland have to take into account Türkiye's security concerns, Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ahead of NATO summit.
Türkiye's President Erdogan attending four-way talks on Tuesday "does not mean we will take a step back from our position" on Nordic bid to join NATO, says Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.
No progress possible on Nordic NATO bids until Finland, Sweden meet Ankara's security demands, Türkiye’s Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin reiterates.
Türkiye has been in talk with Finland and Sweden to address the concerns, which include the PKK terror group's activities in both countries.
Terror group supporters gather at Gotaplatsen square in Gothenburg, calling for arms embargo on Türkiye.
NATO is not an economic cooperation organisation, so Sweden and Finland are expected to end the existence of terror groups in their countries, says Türkiye's presidential spokesperson.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated that Türkiye wants to see concrete steps in the fight against terrorism so that Sweden can become a NATO member.
Speaking to reporters following a NATO gathering of defence chiefs in Brussels, Hulusi Akar reiterated Turkish security concerns over the Nordic countries' bid to the military alliance.
NATO's defence ministers plan to boost the alliance's forces and military equipment in its eastern flank as Russia's offensive continues in Ukraine.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that any negotiations on the Nordic countries' bid to join NATO would have to address Türkiye's demands first.
Türkiye will not stand by Sweden while terrorist organisations maintain presence in country, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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