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Erdoğan tells Stoltenberg Turkey needs to see cooperation on terrorism for NATO bids

Reuters WORLD
Published May 21,2022

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdoğan told NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg that Ankara will not look positively on Sweden and Finland's membership of the alliance unless they clearly show cooperation in the fight against terrorism and other issues.

In a statement by the presidency on Saturday, Erdoğan said he supported NATO's open-door policy.

In a tweet following the call, Stoltenberg said the security concerns of all allies must be taken into account and talks need to continue to find a solution.