Turkish President, NATO Secretary-General Discuss Regional, Global Developments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan together with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed regional and global developments, which came during a telephone call, according to a statement by the Turkish Presidency's Directorate of Communications.

During a phone call on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed Sweden's NATO membership file with his US counterpart Antony Blinken.

On June 28, 2022, Turkiye, Sweden and Finland signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding on the latter two countries' accession to NATO after pledging to respond to Ankara's demands on counter-terrorism cooperation, which was achieved on Finland's accession to the Alliance. However, there has been a recent tension between Turkiye and Sweden following the Swedish authorities' permission to burn down the Holy Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm.

NATO's accession requires the approval of all 30 member States, including Turkiye.

Source: Qatar News Agency