Message from NATO to Turkey: We take their concerns into account

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Finnish President Sauli Niinistömet in Helskinki. After the bilateral meetings, a joint press conference was held.

Jens Stoltenberg, Turkeyof NATO He pointed out his role in it and stated that he was an important ally.

Sauli Niinistö, FinlandHe stated that Turkey is in the same position as NATO countries in the fight against terrorism.


Jens Stoltenberg stated that Finland has long been one of NATO’s closest partners, Finland and SwedenHe said that NATO’s membership would increase the security of both NATO and the Scandinavian countries.

According to Stoltenberg, NATO stated that Turkey’s security concerns were taken into account and that Turkey’s concerns were quite understandable.

Stoltenberg, “NATO takes Turkey’s security concerns into account and Turkey’s concerns are understandable. No NATO ally has suffered more from terrorist attacks than Turkey. Turkey plays an important role in NATO” said.

Stoltenberg also added that NATO is still in talks with Turkey so that Finland and Sweden’s applications for NATO membership can progress.


Sauli Niinistö said that he was surprised by some of Turkey’s views on Finland, but it is important to listen to Turkey’s views.

Niinistö stated that the membership negotiations are continuing and there is a lot of discussion between Turkey and Finland.

Niinistö, “Finland shares the same view with NATO countries on terrorism. It is sometimes difficult to understand Turkey’s views on us on this issue.” he said.

Niinistö also explained his country’s path to NATO membership as a part of Finnish democracy. “his masterpiece” defined as.

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