“We have reached a relatively common understanding with Turkiye. I am neither pessimistic nor optimistic about the meeting,” Finnish President Sauli Niinstö said ahead of a quadripartite meeting on his country’s NATO membership.

He did not accept Turkiye’s accusation that his country was protecting the terrorist PKK. “This is not true. Terrorism is a serious concern not only in Turkiye but also elsewhere around the world. I will say it in today’s meeting. “