The third meeting of the Turkey-Sweden-Finland Permanent Joint Mechanism started at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Trilateral meeting between Turkey-Sweden-Finland started in Brussels
The third meeting of the Permanent Joint Mechanism, which was established within the framework of the tripartite memorandum signed in June in Madrid, the capital of Spain, regarding the NATO membership processes of Finland and Sweden, started at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akçapar represent Turkey in the trilateral meeting, which was stopped due to the burning of the Holy Quran and protests against Turkey in Sweden and restarted today. At the meeting, it will be discussed whether the commitments in the triple memorandum signed in Madrid between the three countries have been fulfilled. After the critical meeting, the representatives of the countries are expected to make a press statement.
Turkey is waiting for a visible step Finland and Sweden
who want to become NATO members in the memorandum signed in Madridmade a commitment to show full solidarity and cooperation with Turkey in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, to give full support to Turkey against all threats to its national security, especially the terrorist organization PKK, and not to support the PYD/YPG and FETO. While the three countries stated that they will establish a structured joint dialogue and cooperation mechanism at all levels, including law enforcement and intelligence agencies, in order to develop cooperation on the basis of consensus in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and other common tests, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will follow the steps recorded in the memorandum and implement them. decided to establish a Permanent Joint Mechanism with the participation of experts from the Ministries of Interior and Justice, Intelligence Services and Security Agencies.
In addition, in the memorandum, Finland and Sweden confirmed that there was no arms embargo against Turkey, and announced that they would act in solidarity and cooperation with Turkey on this issue.