Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country’s parliament would consider Sweden’s application to join the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in October.
“When the parliament resumes its work (in October after the summer break), we will do everything necessary, and the deputies will evaluate the Swedish candidacy. The final decision rests with the deputies,” RIA Novosti reports Erdogan’s words, which he delivered in a speech after the cabinet meeting.
He also underlined that Ankara is ready to solve any problem through dialogue.
We recall that the process of joining Sweden in the North Atlantic Alliance was blocked by the Turkish side in connection with non-compliance with the requirements for the extradition of persons accused of terrorism to Turkey.