GENERICO.ruWorldThe Finnish Foreign Ministry estimated the timing of solving problems with Turkey on NATO membership

The Finnish Foreign Ministry estimated the timing of solving problems with Turkey on NATO membership

Flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden. File photoANKARA, May 22.Solving the problems of Finland and Turkey on NATO membership may take several weeks, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said in an interview with Yle TV channel. Earlier, the Financial Times wrote that Turkey blocked the start of the process of considering an application for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Erdogan said that Ankara cannot say “yes” to the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO, because it cannot believe their assurances about relations with representatives of the Kurdistan Workers' Party banned in Turkey. If Turkey agrees, NATO, according to Erdogan, “will not be a security organization, but will become a place where there will be many representatives of terrorists.” Countries cannot be accepted into an alliance without the unanimous approval of all its members.The United States is playing a neo-Ottoman card”Negotiations (with Turkey – ed.) will continue at the official level. Earlier, I said that it would take at least a few days. Now we can say that we must be patient, it will take several weeks,” the head quotes Foreign Ministry Turkish newspaper Star. Russia has repeatedly noted that NATO is aimed at confrontation. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated that further expansion of the alliance would not bring greater security to Europe, NATO has an aggressive character. At the same time, he noted that he did not consider the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO an existential threat to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with Niinistö, noted that abandoning the traditional policy of military neutrality would be erroneous, since there are no threats to Finland's security. In his opinion, a change in the country's foreign policy may have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations, which for many years were built in the spirit of good neighborliness and partnership cooperation, were mutually beneficial. jpg” />NATO has fallen into a trap that will seriously weaken the alliance, writes NI


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