Turkey rejects NATO invitations to trilateral talks with Finland, Sweden, news.am

Turkey has rejected invitations by NATO to participate in trilateral talks with Finland and Sweden aimed at finding a solution to Ankara’s opposition to the Nordic countries’ applications to join the western military alliance, Financial Times reported. […]

A trilateral meeting mediated by NATO officials was the “ultimate objective . . . but we’re not there yet,” a senior official from the alliance told the Financial Times, citing Turkey’s unwillingness to participate and a lack of clarity regarding Ankara’s demands of the two applicants.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reiterated his demand for concessions from the two Nordic nations. “Until Sweden and Finland show clear, concrete and decisive steps we will definitely not change our stance on the NATO issue,” he said.

Asked about a failure to hold trilateral talks, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said this week that “we have a process now where there have been meetings in different formats.” Läs artikel