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We can assure you that the PKK will be monitored

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavistosaid that they can reassure Turkey that the PKK’s connections in Finland will be monitored more closely.

Haavisto made evaluations about his country’s application for NATO membership to Yle television.

Pointing out that Finland and Turkey expect their country to solve the problems related to NATO membership, Haavisto stated that this may take a few weeks.

Emphasizing that the negotiations (with Turkey) will continue at the official level, Haavisto said, “I said a few days ago that this would take at least a few days. So to be cautious, we can now say that this will take a few weeks. I’m optimistic that the issues will be resolved but it’s not a problem‘ he used the phrase.

Minister Haavisto, in the phone call of the presidents of Finland and Turkey yesterday, “They discussed Finland’s track record in the fight against terrorism.” he conveyed.

Pointing out that his country can assure Turkey that the PKK’s connections will be closely monitored, Haavisto said, “We can certainly give such guarantees to Turkey. Since the PKK is considered a terrorist organization in Europe, we are on it to not allow terrorist activities in Finland as well. It is important that we do our part,” he said.

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