Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said Türkiye and Hungary are in close coordination regarding the approval of Sweden’s NATO membership bid.
In a news conference with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Budapest, Fidan said Stockholm took some steps to address Türkiye’s security concerns but still needs to take further steps. He also said that Türkiye’s Parliament would discuss Sweden’s membership when it reopens in October.
The foreign minister also strongly condemned the surge in attacks targeting the Muslim holy book, the Quran, saying that Türkiye is in serious discussions with Muslim countries and with countries allowing such incidents to happen.
He said that the upcoming foreign ministers meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will also focus on the issue and discuss what actions can be taken to prevent them on July 31.
”Looking at recent history, there are many lessons to be learned. Everything in Europe started with book burning, and those books were burned under state supervision … After the burning of books, there were concentration camps, and we know what happened after that,” he said. Läs artikel