Finland’s president will go to Turkey to discuss joining NATO.
Sauli Niinisto, the president of Finland, stated on Wednesday that he would recognise Turkey's response to Finland's NATO membership ratification during his future trip there.
Helsinki, Finland | BAZZUP | Sauli Niinisto, the president of Finland, stated on Wednesday that he would recognise Turkey’s response to Finland’s NATO membership ratification during his future trip there.
According to Niinisto, communication with the Turkish presidential administration has increased over the past few days after being regular since last spring.
The Swedish prime minister has been in communication with the Finnish president, who said that it is crucial for Finland that both Sweden and Finland become members of NATO as soon as feasible.
The Finnish presidential administration earlier on Wednesday announced Niinisto’s working trip to Turkey this Thursday and Friday.
On Friday in Istanbul, Niinisto will meet with Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The geopolitical environment and bilateral ties between Finland and Turkey are on the agenda, in addition to NATO membership and earthquake recovery, according to the presidential office.
On May 18, 2022, Finland and Sweden filed their applications to join NATO. 28 NATO members have so far approved the applications, although Turkey and Hungary have not yet granted membership to the Scandinavian nations.