Finnish delegation to hold NATO talks in Ankara, Turkey, next week

Finnish delegation to hold NATO talks in Ankara, Turkey, next week
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A Finnish delegation from Helsinki will travel to Ankara in Turkey next week to hold talks about joining NATO.


According to the Turkish news agency Anatolia today, Saturday, October 22, a Finnish delegation is to hold further talks to discuss the country’s NATO application with Turkey next Tuesday 25.

Officials from the Ministry of Justice in Helsinki will travel to Turkey to meet Kasim Cicek, the foreign affairs officer at the corresponding ministry in Ankara. The talks are expected to primarily concern the extradition of people in Finland whom Turkey accuses of terrorism.

Sweden also wants to discuss the same thing with the Turks, and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is planning a visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. However, when it will take place is as yet unclear.

All NATO members must approve the applications of Finland and Sweden to join the defence alliance. Turkey and Hungary are the only countries that have not yet said yes, as reported by


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