BRUSSELS (AA) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that he discussed Türkiye’s security concerns with Sweden’s prime minister.
“(I) spoke with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Sweden’s NATO application and the security concerns raised by our Ally Türkiye,” Stoltenberg stated in a Twitter post.
He stressed that “talks on the way forward will continue in the coming days.”
Last week, Stoltenberg confirmed that Türkiye has “legitimate concerns related to their fight against the PKK group and other organizations.”
Sweden and Finland formally applied to join NATO last month, a decision spurred by Russia’s war on Ukraine.
However, Türkiye, a longstanding member of the alliance, has voiced objections to the membership bids, criticizing the countries for tolerating and even supporting what it considers ‘terrorist groups.’